Monday, 11 February 2013

The chance you take.

Calmer conditions gave me a chance to check the distant parts of the loch. A Black-throated Diver for the patch, Guillemot, 6 Black Guillemot, 2 Red-throated Diver, plenty of GN Diver and four Razorbill all made for a decent haul. I could see an Otter family grooming each other on the point so it would only be a matter of time before they headed back out. I waited as the Otters came towards me and just swam straight past.
They looked like they were just going to keep going but suddenly there was a big splash as the mother caught a fish and they all headed for an isolated rock.
That's the chance you take - some you win. There was a bit of activity around a food source that I couldn't see but 3 Buzzard and four Raven don't have a gathering for nothing.
There were still two BT Diver and four Black Guillemots hanging around and the RB Mergs looked good in the flat calm water.
Two GN Diver were having a bit of a dispute - it was all just a little too far away.


Ipin said...

Another one to send the boys who came up to Mull in 2011. They still don't believe that there are otters on Mull!

Anonymous said...

We saw Shergar and Lord Lucan but no Otters :)

Carole Fox said...

Lovely to see the otters cannot wait to come back

Bobbster said...

Great first shot off the otters

Bryan Rains said...

Cheers for the comments.