It was nice to finally get a few hours away from work to see Alan and Dan, also to catch up on what I had missed since my last visit 2 weeks ago.
Apparently I had missed all sorts of action (typical) a brambling had been into the feeding station and Canadian geese were in large numbers on the pond. The water level on the pond had risen significantly to touching the hide (usually theres 2-3 metres to the shore line from the edge of the hide).
During my short visit I was pleased to see Reed Buntings were becoming more common and the resident Wren made an appearance. I was also fortunate enough to witness three otters right in front of the hide, two of them were play fighting. Getting pictures wasn't easy as they moved very fast and the light was low but I managed to grab a couple of record shots.
|Two Otters fighting in front of the hide|
|The third otter swimming in front of the hide|
Hopefully I'll get a bit more time at the hide soon, but I cant complain about the amount of work I have on.
More updates to follow soon.