Otter Visits, Water Rail and Tawny Drop-offs

We have had a few weeks with minimal visits by the otters, as the river has been quite high. This week, when I checked the Yew View footage, I was delighted to see 6 visits through the week.  From what I can see, there is at least one male and one female, although one clip this week captured two individuals; probably a female and a grown-up cub. This clip was captured at 6.30am, with the female then coming up on the bank for a quick sniff and spraint…




It isn’t just otter visiting though…. this fox has had a good sniff around….


… and then I was delighted to see this water rail. I have recorded this species around this area before…