Click to enlarge - he's in the top left quarter of the shot
I know, I know, so much poo lately. But I hadn't seen a vole at White Lion Meadow since Thursday, so this latrine was good to see. I was getting ready to go when a vole showed itself briefly, and I managed just to catch it peeping out from the opposite bank.
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?