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Lunching Water Vole

By Glostopcat  
I paid a visit to Slimbridge yesterday and despite it being foggy and misty for the first hour or two I was there, it did brighten up and there was a spell of hazy sunshine by lunchtime. I was extremely fortunate to catch sight of this little fellow just before I left to return home, he was close to the bridge that crosses the stream leading to the willow hide and the Holden Tower to those who are familiar with Slimbridge. This water vole was eating his lunch of some fresh green leaves when I spotted him and he did not appear to be bothered that I was in such close proximity to him. Within a couple of minutes there were a group of around six photographers watching his every move and snapping away at him. He stayed in full view for more than ten minutes before jumping into the water and swimming off upstream to go about his daily business. In the absence of "Gentleman Adventurer" Simon Fletcher, I thought i'd make a contribution to his lunch series to satisfy all those members like Alex Appleby, NDODS, Mikbee and CarolG who are struggling to get by without a daily upload from their lunch guru!WinkGrin I hope this cute little chap fills your Fletch Fix for todaySmile

Tags: Lunch Slimbridge Water vole Glos Wildfowl and wetlands trust Wildlife and nature

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Mar 2014 10:44AM
A cute capture, Ed, and thank you for filling Simon's shoes whilst he is away Wink Carol

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ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 11:16AM
2 super captures Ed,

Ali Grin
14 Mar 2014 12:23PM
Very well done, glad to see you are ready to step up to the plate in Simon's absence! Very fond of the lunch series, and would be a contributor myself, but unfortunately I don't have a spare minute at the moment to post anything! Have a great weekend, looks like it's going to be another good one weather wise!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 12:46PM
Lucky you and well spotted and captured!
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 2:14PM
Lovely pictures of this cute little fellow Ed.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 3:40PM
2 great captures of this cute critter EdSmile

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 3:54PM
V1, the sharp one, for me. You have definitely cornered the market for cute with this one.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
14 Mar 2014 4:40PM
V1 for me too Ed - super sharp detail in that.
14 Mar 2014 5:11PM
Two super cute captures, Ed!

DerekL 13 191 24 England
14 Mar 2014 5:35PM
Great capture Ed.
Don't get a clear shot of these very often.

Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 5 8 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 5:55PM
Two great shots

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Mar 2014 7:04PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 7:24PM
Glad that long glens is paying it's way Ed.
Lovely clear images of the vole and even a catchlight!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 8:24PM
They are both such compelling images... I'd love to see one for real... Good capture I like both. IB
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2014 8:49PM
Lovely captures Ed, well taken.
14 Mar 2014 11:04PM
Excellent capture Ed, great detail,
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
14 Mar 2014 11:15PM
Great shot Ed. Tried, without luck, to get some of these todayGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2014 3:57AM
He is a cutie. An excellent pair of imagesGrin
15 Mar 2014 8:13AM
A good capture to end your day at Slimbridge Ed. I have yet to get a decent shot of one of these cute little chaps. I don't know about this filling of Simons shoes much - your own shoes seem pretty well filled to me. A
Good sharp shot of "Ratty". Great capture.
16 Mar 2014 8:00PM
Excellent captures, v1 for the sharpness
16 Mar 2014 8:34PM
Great capture, this is one creature I would love to photograph.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
16 Mar 2014 10:56PM
A little beauty Ed.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Mar 2014 11:16AM
Two delightful images, Ed, with V 1 my favourite.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Mar 2014 9:50PM
Nicely captured, Ed, good to see a creature not often seen in the galleries.


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