Yesterday, I set off with a day of birding in mind, and ended up spending my day watching otters. Well, you can’t really complain about that, can you? I watched a family group of 3 maybe 4 otters at one location, where there was also a dog otter fishing in the loch further out. Then later in the day I went elsewhere, again birding, and watched another 3 otters. The winter months, January to March, are a good time for seeing otters in Orkney, although they are still elusive but that makes it all the more special when you do see them!

Dog Otter, Orkney