This is a really special sequence showing a mother otter encouraging cultural learning and exploration whilst she holds back from her cub. A lesson in independence as the cub gets older. Mum keeping watch while her youngster inspects the holt. Great behaviour!
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Enjoy some of the short clips from our films.
The wonderful underwater world showing a healthy river system full of fish, including these beautiful Jack pike and eel.
As the sun goes down, this Kingfisher catches its supper.
We’ve been on a quest to learn how Kingfishers sleep. Where do they go at night and what do they do? I recommend you watch this short film below, in the dark with headphones on and you’ll feel like you’re right there. Listen to the rain, the thunder, the owls and the cuckoo.
This male kingfisher is taking a 30 minute nap on a sheltered perch. Watch the moment he opens his eyelid. Notice the feather stuck to his bill!
A nice visit from this wild otter whilst still daylight. You can see the bubble trail as it arrives. This is a good sized otter, marking a territory with its spraint before leaving. It has a good sniff of the camera, too.
Mother and cub visit most evenings at the moment but we’re now seeing the cub become far more independent, with mum holding back to let her little otter cub take the lead.
This was filmed at 5.30am as the mist was still rolling across the river. You’ll see how drenched this Kingfisher gets, something we’ve not seen much of. We’ve also noticed this female kingfisher has a slightly twisted beak. This clip shows how flat looking the feather colouring can be when the sun is not directly … Continued
It was lovely to see this stunning otter during the day. It visited the holt which is near the Kingfisher perch and the two were very nearly in the same shot!
This was an incredible moment when Founder, S-J saw one of the male Kingfisher’s strike a window. It was momentarily stunned but sat on her hand until it was ready to fly again. He is doing fine and we’ve watched him fishing happily from his perch.
This young, wild otter enters a pipe on the river bank with a freshly caught eel.
This is an interesting clip. It shows the start of the courtship for these two Kingfishers. The male arrives with a far smaller fish to offer to the female. A gesture that is common at the start of their relationship. He looks a bit crestfallen watching her struggle with that huge snack. Better luck next … Continued
This young Kingfisher catches a small fish.
A stunning Grey Wagtail lands on the Kingfisher perch and does a merry spin before catching a fly.
This lovely young fledgling is initially followed by a sibling which whizzes under the bridge. Notice the Chub cruising in the shallows below.
The Kingfisher that lands with the fish is a juvenile female from the second brood on this patch. The next two that land are younger fledglings from the third brood. Incredible tenacity! You’ll be pleased to hear the young female has started standing up for herself and doesn’t give up the next fish…