Saturday, 27 March 2010

First Sighting of 2010!


Feeding station is in the very centre of the picture - the cut green shoots lying on the mud.

Another latrine in the field near my house.

The vole's the dark blurry shape in the middle of the picture.
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Only a fleeting glance and a rubbish photograph, but a fine, fat, unusually dark water vole in a field near my house. Even out of focus you can see the distinctive small ears, very different from a rat or mouse.
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I revisited the bridge near Homebase hoping for another sighting, and spotted what looked like a very fresh feeding station, so I think I'd probably just missed a vole there.
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Driving through Quoisley on Thursday night I saw a mink run across the road. This could be very bad news for our Whitchurch voles, so we all need to keep our eyes peeled.

5 comments:

Richard said...

Yeah to your first water vole of the year - hopefully the first of many.

womagwriter said...

Good to hear the voles are back. P*** off, Mink!

Kate said...

LOL!

Dave said...

Hurrah for the vole!

Kate said...

Great, isn't it?