We travelled about 50 miles south to Bosherston today, as the grand-daughters visiting us remembered watching an otter there about 4 years ago.
When we arrived there were so many visitors that we felt the otters would be lying low. We saw not a ripple. However we were treated to lots of other wonderful things. Alder flies ( they would have quikened my pulse in my wicked flyfishing youth). A fleshy non spotty Early Purple Orchid . Mining bees, about 20, zoomed and settled over a particular patch of sand. Scilla verna already blooming (weeks earlier than up in North Pembs). A most obliging Robin (I searched my pockets for crumbs). For me the highlight of the day was a Green Tiger Beetle. It led me a merry dance on this limestone rockface, but I just managed a blurred photo. Well worth the long drive.
Peter Byles, Ceibwr.