Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy 2017!




 Male stonechat, taken at Whixall Moss



Female bullfinch


Fieldfare, snapped through the car window!

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Looking Like Autumn


Common Puffball

Ruby Tiger moth caterpillar?



 Common Red Darter

 Sulphur Tufts

 Common newt, and below, Common and Great Crested newts.




Sunday, 2 October 2016

Shutting Down for the Winter

 Edgeley Road vole

 Badger latrine

 Small Copper butterfly

 Moss? Lichen? Fungus?


Red Admiral butterfly

 Red deer stag

 Small Tortoiseshell butterfly


 Squirrel in our garden, burying acorns

Starlings gathering

As usual, this blog will go quiet for the winter while the voles are underground. Fingers crossed we're up and running next March!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Field Vole, Water Vole, Kingfisher


Thrilled to see this kingfisher on a pond behind Sainsbury's!

 Awful photo taken on my phone, but nice to have the sighting at White Lion Meadow car park.


 Field vole feeding station (too small for water vole)


Dead field vole, probably killed by a cat.



Edgeley Road water vole

Sunday, 4 September 2016

White Lion Meadow

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I haven't been able to hang around the main town car park by Tesco much this year, but the fine latrine on the stone under the bridge there tells me the voles have done OK. Meanwhile the Edgeley Road colony remains busy!