We have been having some wonderful otter sightings at Kinnordy this week. A family of what looks like one adult and two juveniles have been using the bog bean islands in front of Gullery hide to fish. Not only have they been fishing close to the hide but they have also been doing so at very sociable hours! Today we were watching them at 10.30 am. We watched from the hide as the otters gave a wonderful display of just how efficient they are at swimming and catching fish. It was lovely to see the interaction between the two otters, one following the other and the adult reluctantly sharing fish. They were using the bog bean islands as places to haul out and crunch on their catch. We were delighted, the teal and the snipe on the islands did their best to appear unconcerned!
Further good news is that the hides are now all accessible! You will notice in Swamp hide that the rubber flooring is out of place. This is to allow the hide floor to dry out after the flood. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. On that note... at the far side of the Loch a boardwalk has been moved in the flooding, please be careful when crossing it. We hope to have it fixed soon.
So keep an eye out for otters and be careful on the path!
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