Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Hedgehogs Warming Up



Things are getting territorial in the garden...

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Finally, at Edgeley Road

White Lion Meadow vole

Pied flycatcher and treecreeper, Malpas

Edgeley Road vole, the first of this year

Wednesday, 20 April 2016


The half-blind vole at White Lion Meadow

Victorious after a scrap at the timber yard.

Water vole-feeding on the bank at White Lion Meadow

A poor photo, but it does show two fighting voles. They're probably two females trying to stake out territory.

The serious problem for water voles at Edward German Drive. If you're a responsible owner, please, please fit your cat with a flashing-light collar, and keep them in at night. It's safer and kinder for the cat, too.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

I've never had so many sightings at Edward German Drive. The problem with this site, sadly, is domestic cats.

Still regular vole activity at White Lion Meadow and the timber yard.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

More Sightings

Voles at Edward German Drive and the timber yard.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Mysterious Black Voles

My friend's black water vole

Burrows at Edgeley Road

Droppings at Edgeley Road

It's true you get melanistic mammals in lots of varieties - grey squirrels are probably the commonest - but it's very unusual to see a black water vole outside Scotland. This particular vole is in Cambridge!