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Friday, 11 November 2016

11th Nov 2016: Otter and Goosander

It has been quite a good week so far really and far more interesting than the last few. The biggest highlight was that an Otter was seen in the river twice this week. John saw one Tuesday morning go downstream from the wood and I saw one (I assume the same one) this morning in the same area by the railway bridge. There has been a lot of spraints again recently so there is obviously a lot of activity in the area at the moment but seeing the animal itself is a real treat.

On Monday John had a Red Kite over, three Snipe in the cattle field Tuesday, on Thursday afternoon and this morning I had a drake Goosander and John also had two Shelduck over this morning. When people have had a chance to look at the gull roost there has been little of note, with only Black-headed Gulls, Common Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls seen.

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