Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A Surprise from Tiny Spot!





A non-spotted juvenile. Or does it in fact have a tiny tuft of white hair on its forehead? I can't decide.

The female I've named 'Grey-scruffy'.

The dark female. Her territory adjoins Grey-scruffy's.




One of the spotted voles on the near bank, and the Dark Vole opposite.




And the surprise is - there's more than one very young spotted water vole on the patch! I counted at least three. So this has to be genetics. It will be interesting to see if any of them make it through the winter and appear next year.

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