Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Baby Vole

At last some shots of the baby water vole I was watching two evenings ago. Babies are less cautious than adults - an adult vole would have dragged this apple off to its burrow to eat out of sight. As it was, hanging grass meant that most of my shots were out of focus, which is a shame because it would have been nice to get him in silhouette. Baby voles have a distinctive shape, like an inverted comma, and are fuzzier than adults. This is my first ever shot of a juvenile.
Also had another encounter with a larger vole which passed right under my toes (I was resting my feet on a raised plank of wood). Ironically when they're that close, they're impossible to photograph.

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