Tuesday, 21 September 2021

The Last Voles of Summer?

 


Around this month, I begin to get fewer and fewer sightings so I stop going down to the brook till next Spring. Water voles don't hibernate, but they do become fossorial, that is move underground, and eat roots and doze through the cold weather.

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Aqualate Mere and Whixall Moss

Small frog and extremely distant marsh harrier.


Fox and grey wagtail.


Black darters, female and male.


Sallow moth and raft spider.


Shield bug nymph.



 Toad and slow worm.

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Last of the Summer Evenings



Goldfinches feeding on thistledown.





Whitethroat in hawthorn.
 

Sunday, 5 September 2021


Autumn hares.




Common darter and swallows.


Yellowhammer and nuthatch.


 

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Spoke Too Soon!

 




A brief encore in September. There were two voles last night!

Toad and another Elephant Hawk moth caterpillar.



Nuthatch and an Angle Shades moth.



 Juvenile lizard - the tail is still dark.

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Not Many Sightings

Dispersal is taking place so I'm not getting any sightings, but when I leave a camera up, the voles are there.