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A weekend with wildlife, Otters of the river Suir

Wildlife weekend Otters on the River Suir County Tipperary Nigel Borrington

Wildlife weekend
Otters on the River Suir
County Tipperary
Nigel Borrington

My study of an Otter family on the river Suir, county Tipperary continued today Friday, Each time I visit this family I manage to get closer and closer, today being the most noticeable.

I managed to spend 40min with this one adult Otter as he or she hunted the river for fish, this process involved diving as deep as possible and spending about a minute below the water before coming back up for breath, during the 40 minutes I think two fish in total were retrieved.

I hope to keep returning many times of the winter months to monitor just how they are all doing, ist amazing to be able to get so close and exciting to study such wonderful wild animals.

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5 responses

  1. Great shots, Nigel. You simply have to keep going.

    December 16, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    • Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      It will be great fun to keep a eye on them as the weeks go by ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      December 17, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      • And to see what you find.

        December 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm

  2. Great photographs, it is not easy to get a good shot of an otter in water. If you happen to visit Carrick on Suir, there is an otter family living under the dock.

    December 17, 2016 at 8:10 pm

  3. Excellent shots Nigel. Not often a chance like that comes around, and you did it justice with those photos.

    December 17, 2016 at 9:52 pm

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