After realising that there was one mammal on my list the Water Vole that I had not filmed yet this year and as its November and nearly winter the plant cover by the stream is starting to die back and reveal areas of ground where the mammal in question hides and feeds so I thought it was about time I tried to track them down with a few techniques picked up from other wildlife watchers that have filmed them before. The idea of bringing them into view was an apple feeder which consists of a piece of wood with long nails hammered in this is where the apples will be placed and should stopped anything taking the apples into the undergrowth.
After the first night the apples had been eaten to the core so what was eating the apples was it the Water voles that I had been looking for?
I found the droppings below around the apples and I was told by a fellow wildlife photographer they were water vole droppings so I am in the wright area its just going to take some time and Patience so hopefully by this time next week I will have a photograph or footage of the Water voles on my little stream in Cheshire. Once I have the proof then the conservation work begins and an exciting phase in my filming of them will begin in Spring 2012 but that's a secret for now.
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