Banburyshire Rambles Photo-Journal

Paul Mobbs’ photographic record of his walks around ‘Banburyshire’ and ‘The Irondowns’, and occasionally, as part of his work around Britain, the areas beyond.

‘Last Chance (HS)To See’ – Soundscape 1:

‘An Otter Splashes on the River Leam’

A rather spectacular start to this experiment – an otter in the first thirty seconds!

5th May 2018

I’d intended, as an experiment, to record the sound of the river and the birdsong. Not long after I started an otter glided by beneath the surface of the water, under the bridge – emerging downstream with a small fish. When it saw me, it quickly splashed back into the adjacent channel of the river (audible 25 seconds in).

The video taken with this soundscape is available to watch on YouTube.