Friday, 11 July 2014

The Ditch at Broughall







The ditch at Broughall yielded its first sighting of an adult nesting vole. It's a hopeless site for taking photos there because the vegetation's so dense, so the vole pictured here is from Edgeley Road. But I have no doubt there's a big population in the stream that crosses the bridleway.

5 comments:

Countryside Tales said...

So lovely (as always)to see your pictures. I did a survey on a new stretch of river yesterday and although there were signs I saw no voles, only a kingfisher (which was lovely) so I am feeling Vole Withdrawal Symptoms :-)

Kate said...

In my experience it's quite rare to see a vole during a survey as you tend to make too much noise parting the grass and rooting around for field signs. But it's great you found signs. Go back there and sit quietly for an evening.

Countryside Tales said...

I did that afterwards for over an hour :-(

WendyB said...

Pleased to say that my Vole Withdrawal Symptoms - 3 weeks where the only 'sighting' was some twitching vegetation - have been alleviated by a couple of brief but charming glimpses in the last 3 days ! I feel that our small colony here in central Cambridge may be 'hanging on' rather than 'thriving' - however some Internet searches do indicate that there has been a water vole presence on this particular college boundary ditch for many years :-)

Kate said...

Good!