Some signs of feeding by the burrow near the pipe. I've included a close-up showing the characteristic 45 degree cut water voles make (click on the left-hand photo to make it bigger). What is that reed? Does anyone know?
This blog charts the fortunes of water voles in and around the Whitchurch area, North Shropshire. Water voles are one of the UK's most threatened mammals, extinct in many counties, and so it's vital they receive as much monitoring and protection as there is going. Here in Whitchurch we're lucky enough to have them right in the middle of town - how cool is that?