I go to Wheldrake Ings quite a lot and normally I report this on my birding blog Birding Dad .
Today however, was quite special as I got a cracking view of an Otter swimming about in front of Pool Hide. After a minute or so, it climbed out on the bank and scampered off through the vegetation towards Swantail. Brilliant! Only the second Otter I have seen at Wheldrake Ings in 30 years of visiting and a much better view than the brief glimpse I had 2 years ago!