Spent an hour scoping at Bubwith bridge this morning. Nice selection of waders as the water levels recede. In the end decided there were 35 Ruff in various plumages looking respledent in the morning sun. 10 Golden Plover and a Pink-footed Goose were suprises...both very scarce this winter.
.......but wait what the hell is that just beyond the waders in the main river flow? A log, a tree trunk......No, 4 OTTERS!!! Just goes to show if you scan for long enough, you just never know. Watched them playing in the bottom of a bush and along the river for a good ten minutes...MAGIC.