Sunday, 26 January 2014

Otter at Cockenzie 25 Jan 2014

A rather wet day for a long walk in Lothian, but I was very glad that I persisted. In total 27 miles walked from Liberton to Port Seton and back again. The highlights were mammalian, with three Red Foxes in the dark and then this fantastic River Otter in the sea off the Cockenzie Power Station promenade. Its appearance coincided with some of the heaviest rain of the day and as I watched it fish it soon came up with a scorpionfish. After posing for a few shots it made a beeline for the harbour area to the East and I lost it as I rushed to get my camera back into its drybag...

This young Kittiwake did a flypast as I was waiting for the Otter to reappear

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