Monday, 21 December 2015

Two First's

It goes without saying that Otters have been dominating my previous posts and this post is no different in that respect other than its the closest I have ever been to a wild Otter ( 1st) and its the first time I have used 10,000 ISO to achieve any sort of a picture at f4 another (1st) hears the result of this mornings encounter.


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Friday, 18 December 2015

Otterwell Pond

I Slowly approached the members hide this morning squinting thru the viewing screen to see if the elusive Kingfisher was on the perch. Instead I was confronted with Otters three in front of the hide,I watched from a distance at first before slowly moving closer. I watched them for a good five mins before movement off to my right caught my eye and there was a fourth Otter feeding on its own before joining the rest and moving towards the middle of the pond eventually loosing sight of them on the north bank.,Holwell is certainly living up to its nickname now as Otter numbers are on the increase.

Gosforth Pk
Wednesday morning with my mate Bob was fruitless from the new hide with nothing of any note so we retired to the feeding station where I managed a couple of decent shots before packing up early due to Bob not feeling too good.

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Friday, 11 December 2015

Gosforth Otters

It seems that Otters are dominating my outings at the moment,watching three on Holywell or should that be (Otterwell pond !!)on Wednesday and Thursday now two this morning at Gosforth Pk.
An early morning shot of a female Reed Bunting started the ball rolling followed shortly after by the two obliging Otters.
They were splashing and thrashing in the reed and came out with a nice Eel.

The camera clicks didn't seem to put them off ,but the haul out at the end made for a great morning.

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