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Water Voles

Saturday, August 16th 2014

It was reported yesterday that the photographs of the Water Voles were good, except the Water Vole was not there!  Today the cameras have been out and Glennis captured the Water Vole feeding.  Although difficult to tell the actual size this does look like a youngster.

Water Vole feeding

Apparently Water Voles can eat over 200 different species of plant.  This one is amongst Branched Bur-reed, Bulrush and reeds.  If you look closely at the reeds in the front of the photograph you can see that they are nibbled at a 45 degree angle.  This is characteristic of Water Vole feeding.

Water Vole feeding

A minute after the photo above was taken the Water Vole was off!  Just caught before it disappeared.

Water Vole heading off

A great sighting.  


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