I was delighted to discover recently a fellow water vole blog here: http://viewsoftheock.blogspot.com/ It would be great if there was a countrywide network of vole blogs, all recording sightings and the fortunes of various colonies. My friend Albert always maintains there are a lot more water voles than anyone realizes, because so many smaller water courses haven't been surveyed yet. I hope he's right! Once we pin down where the voles are, we can look at how to extend habitat and create corridors to allow populations to trade genes and build up healthy stock.
Meanwhile here are field signs from White Lion Meadow:
Footprints under the bridge
Feeding - reeds cut off at an angle