Monday, 13 July 2015

Amphibians at Brown Moss

Possibly a Mother Shipton moth?

Juvenile common newt

 Juvenile coot

Spot the teeny toad!

A young great crested newt (and friend)

Water shrew at the back

Edgeley Road water vole


WendyB said...

Fabulous pics again - and I love the tiny toad !

Pleased to say I had great views of a swimming water vole on Sunday - the first sighting for 2 weeks and only the second in 4 weeks. It was "White Eyes", a 'senior' vole with a bit of mange - and one that loves demolishing a particular elder bush :-)

Banks very overgrown, with a lot of overhanging vegetation, so it was a lucky sighting - the vole 'colliding' with a young moorhen was what alerted me. The grass snake has been seen again..

Kate said...

I'd love to have seen that collision! Good news about your voles. I'm struggling to see mine - I know they're there, but they won't come out of the long grass. V envious of your snake.

WendyB said...

Yes, dense vegetation is certainly limiting sightings here as well - it's great protection for the voles though, with so many predators to contend with..

I reckon April and May in particular are the best months for regular and frequent water vole sightings.

(P.S. The water shrew pic looks like it is next to a lurking alligator...!)

Ian Doyle said...

Nice photos Kate.

Kate said...

Thanks. I haven't managed to get a vole photo for a week and a half. They're too quick!