A little Manatee expedition January 3, 2017

January 3, 2017 and its 84 degrees on the St Johns River. A warm southerly wind was in our faces as we paddled downstream on a Manatee quest. We had a Bald Eagle fly by, a Big Alligator up out of the cold water sunning and White Ibis by the dozens resting in the trees. A medium sized Manatee came over and gave us a long close look and there were many in the sanctuary. Off in the swamps we spotted Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Limpkins, Little Blue Herons and the Turtles were out as well. The wildlife and birdlife are starting to pair up, youngsters will soon be born and it was a great day to be celebrating life on the river!

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