So.... the forecast for this morning....

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Thanks Mike

    Michael B said:
    I'm getting sooooooo jealous of your brilliant otter photos

    I think I must be having a fantastic run of luck with the times I go down to the river. The one missing shot I want is one of the KF perched on my side of the river, rather than 40-50 yds away across it, or alternatively, more than one of them in shot at a time :o)  (Just being greedy now lol)

  • In reply to tony:

    Thanks Tony,

    Tony T said:
    never seen a wild otter in the UK

    I hadn't until we were on holiday in Scotland earlier this year. People had said there were some in the river local to me, but I'd never seen one, and I'd been mooching about it on and off for 12 ish years, then, all of a sudden there they were!

    I'm sure you've interwebbed locations close to you, but a quick search turned up www.wildlifetrusts.org/where_to_see_otters which may be useful. And now you can walk properly again, the rehab exercise along the riverbank will be useful, with or without otters :o)

  • Great photos P.B. nice to get the Black Tern,we had one locally a couple of weeks ago that only stayed for one day but we did manage to get views late in the afternoon.

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Thanks Pete :o)
    According to the Dorset birds website, the black tern has been there since Sat 5th, and was still there yesterday, but there is maintenance work starting tomorrow for up to 2 weeks which is going to severely limit access. I'm surprised it has stayed this long, because whilst I was watching it was permanently harassed by 3 gulls!
  • You certainly had a nice day out and were well rewarded.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • A great set. Well done for getting the KF's in flight and good luck getting one on the near side. Mind, you it doesn't mean it will let you get closer ... unless you've been practising your impression of a small fish to attract them!! Still, we all need dreams, don't we! The occasional Black Tern pops up near me, too, but I've never had one come even close photo range.

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    Nige   Flickr

  • Well, I have been practising my trout pout, and my catfish purr, I have a bream's smiley beam, and I've definitely got an ace dace, and sometimes I flounder, but I got my chubb down pat!! :o)
  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    This is, PB, another 'funny tern' (I think). :-)
    Dave
  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    PimperneBloke said:

    Thanks Mike

    Michael B said:
    I'm getting sooooooo jealous of your brilliant otter photos

    I think I must be having a fantastic run of luck with the times I go down to the river. The one missing shot I want is one of the KF perched on my side of the river, rather than 40-50 yds away across it, or alternatively, more than one of them in shot at a time :o)  (Just being greedy now lol)

    Enjoy the run while you can.

    I think capturing a kingy in flight is probably harder than on a branch. They're small, definitely not slow and a challenge, unless you sit prepared for hours....

    So I still say well done.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Dave - CH:

    oh, stop carping on, it eel-y gets me down when you pike on me