Friday, 29 May 2020

Thursday, 28 May 2020


 Common lizard


 Four Spotted Chaser

 Below, an Edgeley Road vole with a scar on her cheek. I guess she got it fighting a rival.

Dipper with crayfish, and Pie Flycatcher.

Monday, 25 May 2020

 Possibly an immature male Emperor dragonfly

 Underwater water vole poos!

 Male stonechat

 Above, Edgeley Road voles. Below, an Edward German Drive vole.

 Vole feeding - could be field vole or water vole.

Another Edgeley Road vole.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Feeding Signs Special

Sometimes I don't see a water vole for a week or so and I become worried they've all been predated. However, there are signs to look out for that are reassuring. All the photos above are examples of water vole feeding, and the photo below shows long-term water vole 'landscaping', and this is a good place to look for droppings. 

 Edgeley Road water vole.

Please please please keep your cats indoors from dusk till dawn, and fit them with a flashing collar light. This not only cuts down kills but is MUCH safer for the cat too. You don't want your cat run over on the road during the night, do you? We lost two cats that way, and it was very upsetting; I wish we'd done things differently and kept them safer. You can buy the flashing collar lights here.


 Four-spotted Chaser

 Teenage mallards

 Griffiths Tool Hire vole

  Female Broad-bodied chaser

Edgeley Road vole, railway bridge-end.