I was staring up into a tree on the bank of the river trying to get a good shot of a fledgling greater spotted woodpecker.
Then I looked down for a moment to the river at the foot of the tree.
To my utter astonishment there it was, larger than life, smiling up at me with a fair sized fish in its mouth
I never thought I would ever see such a thing in the mid day heat, in a small river, in rural Oxfordshire. But there it was. My camera was in my hand
Not the best shot technically; the setting were for a bird flying.
But when I checked the screen, there it was.
I have caught a kingfisher once, and that was wonderful, but this is beyond special.
I have talked to people who say they fish about the otter being here.
I mentioned it in my first post of the nature blog.
But I didn't really believe they were here.
Now, not only have I seen one, I have caught him smiling up at me.
Kudos Mr Nick Owen