Sunday, 11 March 2018

Tell-tale Prints

It's been a couple of weeks since I've had a sighting, but I knew the voles were about because of their paw prints in the mud. Early in the year this is sometimes the only field sign, and it's not always reliable because rat prints can look very similar. Water vole paw prints tend to be more splayed, though - what we call "starry". And here's a vole to prove ownership.