Trout for breakfast
Otter with flounder
"Come in, the waters lovely"
Beaulieu lakeA view from Beaulieu abbey, Hampshire.
Sunset reedsThe setting sun shining through the reedbed at Druridge bay, Northumberland.
Beaulieu villageLooking across Beaulieu lake to the lovely old village, Hampshire.
Common sandpiperA summer visitor from Africa, often seen in pairs, they breed along upland streams. Taken along the harthope burn in Northumberland.
Clear waterThe otters body can be seen in the clear water of the river, as it flows through Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.
Trout for breakfastI have seen this mother otter with its cubs over three years. It has a distinctive nick in its ear. It is early morning, she has caught a large brown trout, and has brought it to the river bank of the Tweed, in Northumberland, to eat it.
Where's mum?The young otters like to stay close to mum, and will become agitated, calling loudly until they find her. Taken at Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.
Otter with flounderOften feeding on eels, this one has caught a flounder which lives in the tidal stretches of the river Tweed, in Berwick, Northumberland.
"Come in, the waters lovely"Once rare, otters are being regularly seen in the river Tweed as the water quality improves. I feel so lucky being able to watch them feeding, and teaching their youngsters to hunt. They are curious and will often "pose" as I take their Photo. Taken in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.