30 Days Wild – Day 3 Kayaking


Kayaking slowly and quietly is a great way to take a good look at wildlife without scaring it.

Early evening, when all the boat traffic has parked up, the wildlife has the river to itself. Majestic swans glide peacefully through the water, Greylag Geese chatter gently to their young and a Barn owl hunts alongside the river bank.

A trail of tiny bubbles appeared on the surface, I watched as the trail criss-crossed the water, disappearing for a while then appearing a few metres ahead.

I had heard there were otters in the area, but mostly seen in the winter when the marina was quiet and all the tourists were back home.

A small dark head popped out of the water for a second only to disappear again. I followed along, watching the ripples edge around the boats before the otter headed downstream and out of view



Otter by boat

Barn owl Norfolk

Evening kayak

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About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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2 Responses to 30 Days Wild – Day 3 Kayaking

  1. That’s useful and a different perspective observing from a kayak. Wonderful to spot an otter and to quietly drift along with the geese and ducks.

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