I want to say a big THANK YOU to Michelle for letting me show you this picture. She read my post on River Stour Otters and posted a comment to say that she had just photographed an otter on a tributary of the Stour – and here’s the proof.
Photograph courtesy of Michelle Masters-Bond
What is even more amazing is that it was 9.30am on a busy January morning, and the tributary is right next to a very busy road. In fact Michelle had stopped the car at the side of the road near to Longham Bridge to take a picture of a buzzard perched on a post. Suddenly she noticed movement in the water, and there he was.
I can’t begin to tell you how envious I am of Michelle. I’ve even been down to this patch of river and had a look for myself… but sadly there wasn’t an otter in sight.
Still it’s great to know they are there, are making a great comeback in Dorset and feel safe enough to feed in broad daylight.
Great shot Michelle!