Friday, 21 February 2020

Still Keeping an Anxious Eye Out

Water vole at the timber yard



 Reed bunting

Lesser Redpoll

Thursday, 13 February 2020

First Vole at the Timber Yard

A relief after the storms and the rats.

Saturday, 8 February 2020


Female crossbill spotted at Clun

Water vole droppings in the field by Edgeley Road

I haven't seen a water vole at White Lion Meadow for twenty days now and am increasingly concerned they've been driven away or killed by rats. I am keeping a close eye on the situation, but there's not a lot else I can do.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

A water vole tonight by the main town car park. We must make sure we don't dismiss sites covered in litter or in the centre of urban areas as valueless for wildlife. This brook supports a really thriving meta-population of voles from one side of town right across to the other.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

First Water Vole of 2020

No photos as I didn't have my camera, but there was a good-condition water vole under the bridge at White Lion Meadow car park today eating leaves and shoots.

In the decade and a half I've been monitoring this colony, I've never had a sighting in January.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Happy 2020

Taken today at the Ponderosa café, Llangollen.