Certainly it appears to be always the same mother with two cubs with the separate dog otter passing through occasionally. Presumably this is the same which bred back in summer just yards from the harriers on South Marsh. These are the same animals which we've recently discovered hunting the O reservoir having learnt how to climb the concrete steps to exploit their own personal ocean of 170 million gallons. The trail camera captured this shot of them back in October:
here. Along with a caspian gull on the 15th there have been several Mediterranean gulls and Geoff Dobbs located the kumlien's gull for the second time ever on the 17th which may account for Paul Bishop's possible iceland on the 12th.
Interest too in the undergrowth in the form of this new weevil for site Anthonomus pedicularius found by Andy Nunn. At some stage it will be incorporated into the lists above - but this winter has just not been cold enough to get round to it!: