At long last, a water vole in the car park stretch of White Lion Meadow, and even better news, it's a nesting female. Sadly it's not Spot, but still it was lovely to watch. I managed to get a shot of it swimming underwater, too.
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?