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Bank Vole

By Norfolkboy  
Good morning folks,
Today something very different, a Bank or Long Tailed Field Vole, Myodes glareolus.
These little chaps are common in or woodland and are among the primary food sources of
owls and kestrels.
This is one of several that live around my hide. They are very difficult to photograph as they
have very acute hearing and smell, even the sound of the image stabilizer is enough to scare them.
I have been trying to get a shot of these for weeks.
Many thanks for all the C&C's on yesterdays Robin, very much appreciated.

Tags: British mammals Bank Wildlife and nature Myodes glareolus Long tailed field vole

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footloose 7 1 England
14 Jan 2013 8:47AM
Excellent image,

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ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 9:00AM
Excellent shot Colin, well framed, i really like this pic,
Ali SmileSmileSmileSmile
14 Jan 2013 9:02AM
Well captured. Great setting.
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 9:56AM
Love this little chap, great capture Colin, great portfolioSmileSmile
alistairfarrugia 5 164 88 Malta
14 Jan 2013 11:21AM
Nice composition, it looks like it's just about to jump!
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 11:38AM
Super capture in his natural habitat
AndrewCee 5 2 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 12:46PM
Cheeky chappie, isn't he?
ossca 9 England
14 Jan 2013 2:21PM
Great capture
great shot love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Jan 2013 3:15PM
Extremely hard to capture subject Colin, you have an amazing shot here.


14 Jan 2013 4:45PM
I can empathise with you in trying to get the image. It took me a long time and many frustrating "nearly got it" moments, before I was able to get a shot.
Great image with complimentary setting - very well done.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 487 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 6:25PM
Wonderful shot Colin worth the wait, Wont be long and you will be looking for that Cuckoo
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
14 Jan 2013 7:57PM
A real cracker Colin, what a lovely shot.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:09PM
Wonderful Colin

One to be proud of mate

I have a family of Wood mice, who live adjacen tto the feed station - why not with the fallen seed - see 'em quite often, but as yet no image

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:37PM
Wow!! A truly fantastic shot. Well done you. Smile Smile Smile
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
15 Jan 2013 10:19PM
Superb capture, pose and composition, Colin. A true and natural wildlife image.
A delightful shot. Coiln.

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