My Neighbours April 2011

I have several neighbours living next to my boat.  There are several very friendly and helpful humans and a variety of birds, ducks and animals. This otter is a regular visitor who floats down stream with the fish.  Occasionally he swims under the boat, one day I saw his tracks in the snow and it was clear that he had been on-board during the night. He also left a half eaten fish on the dock.



Most of the ducks on the river are Mallards – some of whom are curious to see how I live – but mainly they pick up the droppings from the bird feeders and demand bread scraps.

The cormorants can be seen perching on the high branches of a nearby dead tree or floating on the water, diving frequently and successfully for fish. Occasionally there is the brilliant blue flash of a kingfisher but – no photo as yet.