Otterly brilliant! Thetford, 26 March 2013

Wow, what a morning I had in Thetford today!
Close encounters with 2 Otters which has to go down as one of the most memorable wildlife experiences I've ever had. Initially I saw one at the weir on Spring Walk and then another (thought to be a large female) on the River Thet near Nunn's Bridges. This inquisitive individual swam along the far bank to start with but then, as I stopped by a large tree, it swam across the river and right towards me. It then spent a few minutes peeping up over the bank at me at a range of about 5 feet! Utterly amazing!

After that the Black-bellied Dipper had a lot to live up to but it too showed nicely along one of the side streams as did a Grey Wagtail.



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