There's been less activity in the ditch by Grocontinental since the diesel discharge, but I was pleased to see lots of feeding stations at the Edgeley Road end, plus a brief sighting of an actual water vole. I need to go further up, into the stretch by the lorry yard, and see what's going on there.
The vole above's one of the ones in the field near my house.
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?