Saturday, 18 January 2014

Otterly fantastic!


This morning Neil Hasdell and I ventured to Market Harborough in an effort to see the otters.  Two animals were very showy, mostly up-river in Welland Park and it was possible to be within ten feet of them as they played and fished, gradually moving against the current.  Some images are below.  A Kingfisher was fishing the river.

Eleanor ventured in to Brixworth Country Park at lunch-time and saw half a dozen each of Lesser Redpoll and Siskin and two Grey Wagtails as well as large numbers of Redwings.  The Great Northern Diver was viewable distantly on the adjacent Pitsford Reservoir, again by the Holly Tree.

This afternoon a male Peregrine and two Grey Wagtails were around Brixworth Sewer Works.


Neil M

Otters at Market Harborough
courtesy of Neil Hasdell.  They
mostly ignored the people and dogs
watching over them from the
riverside paths!
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