that is Scarlet Otter-spotter-hell
creator Baroness Emma Orczy
Last weekend it was off to Norfolk with our friends Craig and Mala and our wildlife guide Carl from Wildlife tours and education I can’t praise Carl highly enough for his attention to detail and his efforts to keep his guests satisfied.
His only fault (although that is definitely not the correct word) is his passion for birds. I’m more into mammals myself, although I am rather partial to birds of prey (not that I approve of their life style – based as it is on ripping to shreds anything that gets in their way). They are just so sleek and elegant (certainly more like Mrs B than myself).
Don’t talk to me about owls though. Not a issue for me but yet another weekend without a sighting for Mrs B. I think Carl's enthusiasm took a bit of a dent with even his wildlife spotting talents failing to produce a specimen for Mrs B. He did mention that once Mrs B was out of sight the missing owls miraculously appeared danced along the skyline like extras pooring across the stage of Gandhi the musical.
I’m sorry to say that the otters, my main hope for viewing at the weekend, went the same way as Mrs B’s owls. Carl mentioned, as soon as we arrived for the tour, that the rise in temperature was not a good thing (Mala would definitely disagree on this, being rather partial to a spot of heat*) as it meant that the thawing of the lakes and rivers would make it harder to spot otters**.
** I’m no wild life expert*** so I’m guessing that the otters would not be out ice-skating but rather congregating around any open water source, allowing us to target them bathing. Perhaps we could have lured them in by leaving out some soap on a rope, those little posh shampoos from expensive hotels and a rubber ducky…..
Monitoring our way to a fortune (or not) with our Solar Panels
KW Produced so far - 143
( 9KW for the week)
This has earned us approximately – £60.95 so far
21KW generated in the week
A record of the week