Friday, 22 August 2008

The famous Cromford Voles

This kerb edging along the canal looks less than ideal, but the water voles simply
burrow around it.

There are burrows all along the top of the bank

Little grebe chick

Moorhen chicks

Drove over to Cromford in Derbyshire today to take a look at the voles who got their own (short) tv show a few years back. There was someone already filming when I got there with what looked like a professional rig, so I just hung back and used extreme zoom, which is possibly why my vole's not entirely in focus. I did get a very good long look, though; this was a juvenile, about the size of a golden hamster.
It's a really beautiful area. Thanks to Shirl for directions!

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