Wednesday, 7 May 2014


Popped into Shibdon tonight on the way to the Metro Centre. A cracking Otter feeding in front of the hide. After a few minutes it caught a small eel that it brought to the nearest new island to eat. After eating this it caught a big eel that it dragged off into the reeds. The Otter was badly cut around the shoulders, but it didn't seem to hinder it.


Also here were a Common Sandpiper and a fly over Goosander.

At Lamesley there were 2 Yellow Wagtail and 2 summer plumage Dunlin.


  1. Seems like your luck is changing Rob, mind that otter has been through the wars, it's tail hasn't got any fur on it either, like a huge rat..

    1. I'm hoping so, see if this Yellowlegs hangs around. The otter looked fit enough, but had a huge gash right across the back.