Friday, 7 October 2011

Otters at leighton moss

Went up to Leighton Moss on Thursday for a long overdue day off. Great three hours in the only window of decent weather. Later it hailed and rain lashed horizontally!
We saw a couple of Marsh Harriers, a small group of red deer and had two very short, but clear enough through bins, sightings of two otters from Lower Hide. Awesome to see two together there. That's four we've seen at Leighton Moss this year!
As if this is not enough- we are so otter hungry (Chicken Tikka Tarka anyone?) that we feel compelled to nip up to Mull for half term, braving whatever awful weather gets thrown our way, to camp out and look for otters and sea eagles etc. Can't wait.
Meantime here is a pheasant at close quarters! I don't hold out much hope for this fella during game season as he walked right up towards our zoom lenses!

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