Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Now I know who cleans up after those messy birds



5 comments:

Bruce said...

Hi Steve
Good shots of Basil

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Aw great stuff,glad to know he's still around not seen him for ages, well done

Steve Midgley said...

Does every animal on the reserve have a name? I need to learn them all.

B.Nield said...

It's highly unlikely that this type of Vole is the same "Basil" as we saw in the past. average life expectance is 3-6months & rarely live longer than 1 year. But can have 5-10 litters per year. So it's more likely to be a Basil Junior!
With Popeye & other predators routing in that area, I suspect there is a fast turnover of individuals feeding there.
Very risky to come out at night, I think they may have worked out daytime - Humans - No predation.

Allan said...

Great to see what I think is a short tailed field vole. We need more of these little guys around.