Category: Otters

  • Avalon Marshes 3 – Shapwick Heath

    Avalon Marshes 3 – Shapwick Heath

    Across the road to Shapwick Heath and we headed up the old railway track, Elaine had said there was talk of an American Wigeon being sighted in the scrape near the Tower hide so we were hoping to see him. We hadn’t spotted any Wigeon at Ham wall so we were hoping. Before we could…

  • Stour Meadows

    Stour Meadows

    Rod, my husband, wanted something from Screwfix in Blandford and I offered go and collect the order. My thinking was that I could go into town and walk along the Stour Meadows for a half and hour or so with my camera to see what was about. I haven’t walked along this stretch of river…

  • Otter sighting

    Otter sighting

    On the 11th of April I decided to walk towards Berre Marsh, it was half light when I reached the footbridge over the Stour to Bere Marsh. I always go onto the bridge quietly hoping to see something and this morning I thought I saw something shaped like and Otter head! I stopped and within…

  • Early January

    Early January

    Well into 2019 and this is my first post of the year, I’ve been busy getting a photographic exhibition ready for early February so time has been a little short. Of course I have still been out on my early morning walks, but I just haven’t got round to writing in my diary! The weather…

  • To the coast

    To the coast

    The weather hasn’t been to good from the beginning of January so when it looked promising we decided to take a trip to Portland and Weymouth for the day. I was hoping to see the Short Eared Owls on Portland but unfortunately when we got there it was very windy but bright so it wasn’t…

  • Around Home

    Sunrise 06:51 Sunset 19:13 BST When I go out for my early morning walk now it’s just becoming light, if it’s a little cloudy I find it quite difficult to get down the first part of the lane. It’s a good job I know it so well. This morning as I was crossing the river…

  • Blandford Otters – 30th June

    Our friend Judy phoned early in the morning to say she was going into Blandford and would we like to see if we could see the Otters. We had such a great time the week before we didn’t think we could be so lucky again. But as soon as we got there I didn’t have…

  • Blandford Otters – 22nd June

    We had to go into Blandford for some shopping so a good chance to take the camera and look for Otters. The weather wasn’t too special and it was raining at times but we thought we would just see if there was anything about. We were the only ones out there watching which is very…

  • Monday 20th June

    The longest day of the year and we are now officially into summer, I wish someone would tell the weather. The river is running high at the moment due to heavy downpours, although the river hasn’t come over the top it is very high. I hope all the birds that nest along the banks are…