Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Wigan Otter or why I should have gone to Specsavers

A brief foray down to my local river Douglas "the Dougie" as we call it in "WIGIN", revealed the first Sand Martins of the year and the wonderful sight of a pair of Kingfishers darting upstream. A female Goosander drew me down to the river bank, but she sailed away in the direction of the Kingfishers. Maybe, I thought, if I sit and wait she will return and I will get a really good low angle shot and you never know the Kingfishers may return.
Well I waited for a while and was just about to give up, when, I noticed an object approaching, dead center of the river, a head sticking up and leaving a wake in its trail.
Bloody Hell, it can't be, it is, its an Otter!!!! - How far away is it? (Peter Kay Joke)Its only small but what else can it be
Well it approached closer and closer, strange thing was it never got any bigger. Then it was level with me. Bloody Hell Should have gone to Specsavers!!!!


  1. Excellent post David....say no more!

  2. I saw an otter in the river just over the rad from Wigan pier a few weeks ago and I definitely do not need glasses

  3. has the canal in red rock ever had otters


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