Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A small visitor to the garden

The other night while eating dinner my girlfriend happened to notice something moving out by the shed. I went to the back door to take a closer look and there was indeed a very small animal whizzing backwards and forwards between the shed and a thick clump of grass. This behaviour went on for around 10 minutes and I was able to film some of it.

Field Vole (Microtus agrestis) Video  

It appeared to be a Field Vole (Microtus agrestis). Looking closer at some of the footage it seemed to be running out to the thick clumps of grass and quickly snatching a long blade and running back to underneath the shed. I can only assume that it is building a nest under there. Will keep an eye out for it over the coming days and weeks.  

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