The water vole group went down to the nature reserve at Brown Moss today, which is on the Prees (south) side of Whitchurch. We looked at two pools specifically and found evidence of feeding, plus some latrines. The nest above, made of woven grass, we think may be field vole - there were lots of field vole signs around - but Albert (above) had seen a water vole one too which was similar in structure but bigger, about the size of a football.
Albert also found these giant pieces of cut reed; no chance of mixing those up with field vole activity!
Two voles this evening at Yockings Gate. Lots of movement in the reeds, too.