Bank Voles. The Lodge. February 2013.

On one day up at The Lodge I noticed the leaf litter below the wooden fence, surrounding the feeders, moving. It wasn't the wind and it wasn't a Siskin playing hide and seek, it turned out to be a Bank Vole. No sooner had it showed itself that it disappeared down a hole close to the fence. In between viewing and photographing the birds I kept noticing the vole firstly check the coast was clear from the hole entrance and then dash out for some spilt seed before disappearing again. I then realized there were two voles, as one approached the hole, the occupier keeping guard just out of view decided to see him on his way!