There's still ice on the pond, but midges dancing over it. Anyway, down in the field I believe things are stirring. I found several active-looking burrows, a latrine and some feeding. I'd like some more of this sunshine, please.
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?