Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Families







Always a joy to see families interacting. Adult voles are fiercely territorial and will see one another off, but here were two voles feeding happily near each other, the one on the right a juvenile and the one on the left fully-grown. In the fourth picture down, you can see how much darker the juv's coat is - I wonder whether this is to help them blend in better against the muddy bank and so increase their survival rate? Anyway, I suspect the large vole is the smaller one's mother. There are quite a few babies about at the moment,

2 comments:

Countryside Tales said...

Love it! Such wonderful photos. Thanks, Kate.

Kate said...

I was really lucky with my voles last night!