The Mill is host to a variety of wildlife; fish, swans, kingfishers and other birds can regularly be observed in and around the leats. But recent visitors that have attracted our interest are otters. Spraint (otter dung) had been noticed on the working platforms around two of the sluices in the mill and the presence of otters was confirmed by our neighbours in the Mill Island Moorings marina.
A motion sensitive camera was set up above the waterwheel sluice, a known haunt of the otters, in an attempt to capture an image of our nocturnal visitors.Pictures of otters were captured in May 2018 and again in August. The otters can be seen coming up over the sluice gate and dropping down over the waterwheel.