Saturday, 6 February 2016

Good weather for Otters!

Hello

Sadly the forecast was accurate for today with very strong winds and plenty of rain, but perhaps not the deluge we were expecting!

Birding opportunities were minimal today but both an adult Mediterranean Gull and the regular adult Caspian Gull were in the roost at Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon.

Eleanor saw the Great White Egret and about a dozen Siskins at Ravensthorpe Reservoir this afternoon, and three Otters were visible on the 'small side' at about 12.45pm.

Rather belated news suggests that the Otters are still present on the River Welland at Market Harborough, the latest report and photographs available on the Internet are dated 26th January 2016.

Regards

Neil M



A well-marked female Blackbird.
The females can show quite a variation
in plumage colouration and markings,
particularly in their first year.

Images courtesy of Cathy Ryden.

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