Red Deer Rut - North Yorkshire
First attempt at attracting kingfishers to 'my' perch
After a few days I went to check the trail camera and nothing. Content that it could take a while I left the trail camera where it was and planned to check again in another few days.
My curiosity got the better of me and, after two days, I went to check again. Walking to the spot where I'd put the perch I noticed it had disappeared. Fortunately the trail camera was still there, and while I'm not 100% sure what caused it, there was footage of an otter at night climbing all over it!
I actually laughed out loud when I watched the footage happy in the knowledge that the river was healthy enough to sustain a top predator like an otter.
The footage also showed a numbers of dogs (and therefore dog walkers) playing in the water not far away. I had no problem with this, but if I was to set up a hide or something similar for me to try and photograph the kingfishers this spot obviously wasn't going to work.