It is important in an otherwise hectic life to steal some quiet moments with nature to recharge batteries and remember your place in the world. With this thought in mind I spent a few magic minutes at Tolls Meadow one of many natural wonders close to home. The target species was the water vole which I have seen regularly in the clear fast flowing brooks which make this place so special. Today was surprisingly quiet with the first bird of the day being magpies which I have seen so often recently.
The water was clear and bubbled away under the bridges in the meadow but there was no ‘plop’ of the water vole. As I wandered listening to blue tit and goldcrest it became quite clear why the water vole was not showing, it was down to the new neighbours. An ASBO is no use when the neighbours are out…
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