Sunday, 8 March 2015

While We Wait for Water Voles

Kestrel, at Broxton

 A very green Brimstone

 Above, a wood mouse. Below, field (short-tailed) voles.

Hibernating snails

 Above, a common toad; below, just the nose of a common shrew.

1 comment:

WendyB said...

Aww, gorgeous pics ! Love the toad ! Three water vole sightings here since late February, in two distinct territories - with one each on Friday/Saturday 6/7 March. The one on Saturday (a fairly warm day) came swimming along with a moorhen in rather determined pursuit, then rummaged about on the banks for a while (looking very much like a rat at distance - I think I saw water voles on the banks of this ditch a couple of times 10 - 15 years ago, but had assumed they were just common brown rats... :) The water vole on Friday was pulling vegetation (mostly dried stuff) into a burrow. They're still shy and jumpy. Maybe they haven't quite got going yet further north? Looking forward to seeing your first pics.