Nature notes and a record of species recorded from in and around Felbrigg Park.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Water Vole

A visit down to the park today resulted in the first Pochards of the year, with 2 drakes on the lake, and then investigating an animal which my Dad had briefly glimpsed from the bridge, we were delighted to find it was a Water Vole, which was not only a site tick, but as I can't really remember having seen one previously, it was maybe even a new species for me full stop!
It was fairly timid, quickly hiding amongst the vegetation when anyone passed by, but once all was quiet it eventually showed well as it moved across more open areas and allowed me to get a few quick snaps to record this excellent occurrence.