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Bank vole



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AAAAAawwwwwwwwww so cute :)Look @ His/Her Whiskers :)

5 May, 2009

 

so sweet,, little nose twiching

5 May, 2009

 

Thanks Jacque and Sanbaz....another taker for peanuts.We leave them in the crevices in the wall Lol

5 May, 2009

 

Helloo little Vole, Now i would of thought he was a mouse BB, We get mice in our garden and there welcome :) last year I found 3 dying at seperate times, only thing i can think of was the slug pellets, (im trying not to use them this year) I was devestated to think it was my fault, even tho Hub reckons they died in Childbirth :))

5 May, 2009

 

Dont think it would have been the slug pellets Dee but we dont use any form of pestcontrol except nature.Rewarded by a pair of song thrushes and mistle thrushes which hopefully will keep the slugs and snails in check ! !

5 May, 2009

amy
Amy
 

How lucky you are to get a pic. like this BB , so cute :o)

5 May, 2009

 

Thanks Amy...they do no harm in the garden...living in the old stone wall.

5 May, 2009

 

One of our declining species. Please look after them. Silly of me to ask as I know you will.

5 May, 2009

 

Yes Toto..endless supplies of peanuts in the crevices and sometimes sultanas too ! Lol

5 May, 2009

 

He's cute :)

5 May, 2009

 

This one has landed well and truely on his feet.

5 May, 2009

 

And the rest Toto..also feed a couple of field mice too ! Pic to follow........................

5 May, 2009

 

lucky you

5 May, 2009

 

I'll look forward to the pics.

5 May, 2009

 

Thanks Toto..have to get them yet..very quick ! Snatch peanuts and run! Will perservere !

5 May, 2009

 

Great photo BB.......great to see him there!

5 May, 2009

 

He is more than welcome Janey !

5 May, 2009

 

wow , well done getting this photo

6 May, 2009

 

Thanks Eileen we ve placed that many peanuts round the garden some have set seed .. they re even beginning to grow in the old apple tree !

6 May, 2009

 

Great Pic

7 May, 2009

 

Thanks Deida..........

7 May, 2009

 

He's lovely BB. You say, Bank Vole - does he live in the side of the bank then" We have voles too - protected species arent they?

7 May, 2009

 

As opposed to field vole they live in dense woodland and undergrowth Dawn.Ours live in the old stone wall,adjoining the churchyard. Think protected by the Wildlife and Country act. Feed on peanuts left by us in crevices ! Lol

7 May, 2009

 

I think ours are field voles then. We've seen them on the island in the middle of the pond and under a raised bed which had rubble underneath. I used to seem them running into their hole every morning a couple of years ago.

7 May, 2009

 

Great that you have them anyway Dawn....we have field mice too but too quick to take food to get a photo.! Will persevere though !

7 May, 2009

 

yep, please keep persevering - you can do it!

7 May, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Ditto what Jacque said right at the top Bb ;-)

10 May, 2009

 

Oh Dawn just had a thought if you ve seen voles on the island in your pond then they may be water voles as would need to swim to get there ?

These are rare and almost akin to having great crested newts now that would be one in the eye for council bureaucrats as you couldnt change the enviroment if you had these !

Thanks Sid.

10 May, 2009

 

Hi Ray, yes I would have thought they were water voles. Like you say, they must have swum to the island. Agree, how great would that have been for the council, lol.

11 May, 2009

 

O soooo cute

11 May, 2009

 

When we lived in the other house down the road we got bank voles living in the old stone walls. They are getting few in numbers now and it's good when people take the time and trouble to give them some extra food to store. ps water voles I think are larger than the bank voles.

12 May, 2009

 

Is this a rat?

12 May, 2009

 

The water vole will dive into the water and submerge whereas a rat will swim on the surface of the water.
The vole of about 4 inches long is a close relative of the rat and mouse, but can be distinguished from either of them by it's blunt snout tiny ears and short tail. Hope this little bit of information helps.

12 May, 2009

 

Hi Linda, thanks for the explanation. We must have water voles as they are small, like a mouse but I've only seen them swim on the surface of the water. I think I need to take a closer look to check out their ears and tail.

12 May, 2009

 

Look at the nose and if it is pointed then it is a rat if it is roundish and blunt at the end it's a vole Look it up on the www

13 May, 2009

 

Thanks Linda, will do. :)

14 May, 2009

 

what a lucky find! These little chaps are rarely seen now....So lucky, some
people have all the luck. He/She so very cute!!!

10 Feb, 2010

 

thanks Freesiap..we have quite a few living in the old stone wall !

17 Feb, 2010



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