Thursday, 28 November 2013

A Shetland otter family in late Novemeber

Had a very busy and enjoyable week working on three different Otter families last week. Each of these three are mother and two cubs. The sites are very busy during this time of year as most locations are very active with mothers and cubs who all most forage during the day and as the nights draw in, this means they must work all the harder. At the moment I am mixing my time in the field around eight different Otter families and have another half a dozen sites to visit over the next week or two. Here is a sequence of one of these families from last week. The sequence shows a typical behaviour in their daily routines of foraging, playing and grooming at a lye up on the grass before they rest.