Monday, 2 April 2012

Sherpa Marsh, Braunton

08:15

2 Water Pipits and 2 Jack Snipe on edge of Sherpa Pond. Also found a dead, young Otter near the barn on the marsh. It was about 18"-20" long and a good weight, so hadn`t died from emaciation. There was no sign of infestation and I would estimate it had died or been  killed within the last 2 days. I couldn`t see any obvious injuries but suspect it had been killed by a dog or similar.