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Sunrise: 06.07 Sunset: 06.25 I took an endoscope to the marsh with me today; it uses WiFi to send still and video images to my iPhone. My plan was to feed the 8 mm diameter snake (a meter long flexible tube with a camera and a six LED spotlight squeezed into its business end) through the side of the living otter holt and on into the living chamber. It wasn’t long before… Read More

Sunrise: 07.55  Sunset: 04.00 I visited the area of the otter holt, and the well-worn track from the river through the south pool today. I couldn’t find otter prints – plenty of fox prints, though – but I did find an otter run through the grass: one going out towards the holt, and another along side coming back.

Sunrise: 07.48  Sunset: 04.04 I noticed a well-worn track leading to and through the south pool the other day. It was a cold morning with thin ice-covered standing water. The track narrowed on its way back to the river. The image shows a single track splitting in two. The left branch leads to a flooded wood, and the right crosses the pool to join the main vehicular track to the Reserve entrance…. Read More

Sunrise: 07.47  Sunset: 05.59 I went out ottering on the marsh this evening. I’ve watched them swimming and playing in the River Stour on a number of occasions; each time in darkness, through my night-vision scope. I have found spraint, otter tracks in mud and snow, and even seen an otter juggling pebbles. I have followed the tracks all over the marsh, hoping to find a holt, but without success. I’ve seen… Read More

22nd March 2013                                                                                              Sunrise 06.04 am      Sunset: 06.27 pm It’s not a quiet evening on the marsh: the reverse, in fact! The heronry is… Read More

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