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.