Iffy weather turned good

The weather forecasts for yesterdays tour were not good, but in the end it was !!! Though the evening was very windy with predictions of ferry’s not sailing.

They were a lovely group for my trip and very early on they had a super close encounter and views of an otter which came out of woodland, down a stream and into an ancient culvert [ They like culverts old or modern] and this otter came rushing down with the water and into the culvert, under the road and our vehicle and then wriggled its way down to the sea about 40ft away and off on its travels.

Meanwhile  a sea eagle was overhead with buzzards and came in to land in a favourite place with talons outstretched.

Lots of great northern divers yesterday, Goosanders, many smaller birds including wheatears probably on passage.