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This year we seem to be seeing the otter more frequently than we did last year. It was just after 09:47 that I caught the first rather blurry video of the otter on my phone though the lounge windows. At that time it had just come under the bridge and was approaching the house.
It is certainly not the best quality, but worth recording here as it is the first time the two iconic species have been captured on a single video.
It seems a shame the camera was not kept running for a little longer after the heron disappeared behind the island as later, when reviewing the video, it seems the otter had just re-entered the water.