Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Hedgehogs Warming Up

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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

Fighting




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!