Sunday, 15 February 2015

Other Small Mammals

Family of field mice at Black Park Road.

Below, the back end of a field vole showing the shortness of the tail.

These burrows are in the right place for water vole, but they're too small. They're made by field voles, probably.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

A Few Pawprints

 Lapwings in the field

Water vole paw prints in the mud at Broughall

Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Waiting Game

It's always an anxious time, waiting for the water voles to reappear. Not many signs at present, except a few burrows, though there's lots of field vole activity. Grocontinental have removed some of the hedges next to the ditch in their field which might be a help in encouraging the growth of vegetation along the banks, but I hope they've done the most disruptive work now and the voles are left alone to breed now.