Saturday, 19 September 2020

Last Sighting of the Year?

                                  Migrant Hawker


                                    Southern Hawker

Every year, towards the end of September, families of water voles diperse and numbers seem to drop dramatically. This makes individual voles shyer and harder to photograph. So about this time, my blog goes into semi-hibernation. There's still a chance that, when the vegetation dies down in the brook near the town centre, I'll get a few more sightings, but they're not guaranteed. I'll post if I see anything!

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Sightings Getting Fewer

 Female rat in our garden. Below, some birds and seals from Hilbrae Reserve on the Wirral.

                                  A wall butterfly

You can see where a water vole has been nibbling the ends of these briar stalks.


Sightings are really tailing off now, but trailcam footage shows the voles are still pretty active.