Water Vole Delight

Friday, June 17th 2016

For us, it’s mostly been a quiet day in the office catching up with indoor things that need doing, but for Glennis, one of our long-standing volunteers, today has been exciting as she got to see one of our Water Voles!

This morning Glennis told me that in the nearly ten years she has been coming here she has only seen a Water Vole well about three times, although she has heard plenty of ‘plops’ and seen lots of evidence of them. However, she said that since the new feeding platforms she’s had a fantastic opportunity to watch and photograph these fascinating little mammals. Today she did just that and got this lovely photo!

The ringing team is still busy with buzzards, kestrels, barn owls and the last of the small boxes. There’s an opportunity to explore what this Barn Owl has been eating at the Owl Pellets for Families event on 10th August as we collected some of the pellets it had coughed up! Put the date in your diaries and get your bookings in!


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Tim Randall responded on 17th Jun 2016 with...

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What lovely photographs, especially the Water Vole. Well captured, Glennis.

 

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