Today we saw an Otter

Fish for breakfast – photo from a previous spotting of an Otter on the end of a storm drain outfall

Today we saw an otter eating its fishy breakfast just off the seawall walkway at Holywood. For 10 minutes it slipped in and out of view, sometimes just a raised line in the water, sometimes head up, jaws wide open and a fish clutched in its front paws and then a downward roll and just a magnificent tail slipping back below the water.

We were probably looking for seals (quite common here), or maybe Eider, but we were looking, and that makes all the difference!