Sunday, February 28, 2010

Lopez Area

Headed out of Chokoloskee bay early to catch the tide and head out towards the Lopez River area, a real nice place to kayak and fish. It was to be another super low winter tide here. The weather predictions were questionable for the day but we made the best of it. The mangroves provided protection from the winds for most of the day but later on the way back across the bay the winds picked up along with getting rained on, at least the winds somewhat blew us back. Fishing was fairly tough today and other than a couple of trout and lady fish the area seemed barren of fish.
On the way out on some oyster bars were a pair of bald eagles with the male feeding on a fish and the female hanging out in a small mangrove tree as if she was sitting on the nest, unusual to see. I again wish I was better prepared with a better lens to get some better closeups. They joined up before flying off together. Also ran across a Great Blue Heron who other than being a little wet seemed Ok but did not fly off as we paddled by. It possible had an injury.

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