Otter hunt; Ross on Wye

Yesterday (17/10/2018) I took my Otter hunting to Ross on Wye…. some one had recently put a photo of Otters taken at Ross near the White Lion pub on Face book so I thought I would give it a try.

 

I will not build up the suspense…. I did not see any.  The river was still quite full from recent rains but had been considerably higher, possibly 6 to 8 feet higher. This lead to a lot of mud and debris which made conditions along the bank quite treacherous.

I saw lots of Mergansers, these are saw bill ducks, there were about 12 of them.

 

Also there was a large party of tits mainly Long Tailed which are my favourite but also some Blue Tits and Great Tits mixed in.

It was an eventful day culminating with me dragging an 85 year old fisherman out of the river…. but only just! So no Otters but a day I will remember.

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