Saturday 11 January 2020

Otterly Amazing

It's been raining heavily all day today but we decided to walk from Saughton Park along the Water of Leith. Just before we left the flat, I read on Twitter that five otters had been seen today on the river. Although the tweet didn't say where on the river, we know that the otters have been active near Saughton Park recently so that gave us added motivation for leaving the flat on such a wet day.

And we weren't disappointed! Just as we got to the entrance of the park two otters appeared, an adult and a youngster and they came closer and closer and then went under the bridge we were standing on. They were briefly joined by two others, another adult and another cub. Here are some of the photos Crafty Green Boyfriend got

It was wonderful to have such beautiful views of these lovely animals, and well worth getting drenched by the rain!

We continued out walk along the river, seeing along the way, a beautiful sparrowhawk

and a large flock of long tailed tits, though it proved impossible to get more than one or two into the photo!

It just shows that it's worth going outside whatever the weather, though warm, waterproof clothing definitely is essential!


David said...

Good to meet you both. So far, this has been the best winter for otter sighting on the WoL that I can recall. Intend to go otter hunting again asap.

Jenn Jilks said...

That's fun! We've otters nearby on the lake.

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, … warm waterproof clothing is definitely essential at times!

Lovely to see your photographs here.

All the best Jan

almtsbb said...

Thank Crafty Green Boyfriend for the amazing Otter pictures. Really love your nature walks, always have such interesting pictures.