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I came across a winding animal track this morning; it appeared to be coming from the nearby otter holt I built over seven years ago. The track wound it’s way over the pasture, across Northern Corridor and into the Lagoon Field. There is a lot of food on the marsh at the moment and the animals are making the most of it. Berries, nuts, and apples are abundant this year. I see… Read More

The marsh cattle have returned from their four weeks jolly to Blackstone Reserve after the “Great Flood.” Waynetta is still lead cow, and the herd has settled in nicely. There is not a lot of grass around for the cattle to eat, but it is growing steadily now.

The weather was cold but sunny today, so I moved the herd.

I looked inside the seven year old otter holt today.

I was down on the marsh this morning, otter watching. The River Stour is low, flat calm, and fairly clear. Six otters swam in circles, underwater. I think there is a holt in the riverbank, because the otters were disappearing under the bank vegetation and not coming up for air. Now and again one would surface, but there was no indication of when or where, and their time on the surface was… Read More

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