A fine day and an early morning phone-call from Brydon Thomason had me leaving Whalsay for a day in the company of Otters, with the hope of capturing some images. Our survey site for the day in the North Mainland didn't disappoint with some fabulous encounters of family groups and a stunning Dog Otter.
The day started well with Brydon spotting this mother collecting nest material, then with a large cub in tow they both made there way to the sea. We watched as they fed just off shore and followed as they made there way along the coast line looking for a place to rest up. Unfortunately for us where they decided to rest was in a hollow of some large rocks and out of view, but a great start nonetheless.
Shetland Nature or Shetland Otter Watching.
As if our day hadn't been good enough this Long-eared Owl made sure of it, sat out in the open in Brae.