Friday, 20 March 2015

Vole ID

Waiting for the owls to appear the other day (which they have not been so keen lately) their favourite prey item, or so I thought, was feeding under one of the feeders emerging every so often from under a root. Just before doing this post I checked to make sure it was a vole (I've shot myself in the foot more than once with ID) and noticed that the ears were very visible so read on further and checked another shot taken in shade.
The red colouring with grey flanks / underparts suggest this is a Bank Vole although I doubt an owl would be unduly fussy about it as a snack.

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