Friday, 25 August 2017

Water Voles at RWB...... and Blakehill

25 Aug - I'd heard a lot about the Water Voles on the restored canal at Wootton Bassett so I went to have a look this morning - and very obliging they are. I saw 5 in half an hour...... fairly quick in and out of the bankside vegetation, but a few photos had as they swam low in the water collecting food. lots of bankside tunnels obvious to see. An evening walk at Blakehill was productive - 3 Redstarts including a male that perched out - a Wheatear - and a brief Whinchat. Also 2 Lesser Whitethroats with 4-5 Whitethroats, and Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers.

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