There could only be one subject for today's blog post. As we were returning from our walk around Mapperley Reservoir, we passed over what was historically known as Parker's Bridge. This is the site where we have previously spotted a Water Vole, so as we approached the bridge, I half jokingly said, 'keep a look out for the water vole', little thinking that we would actually see this elusive creature. How wrong I was!
Arvicola amphibius) have become rather scarce in the UK as they have suffered a catastrophic level of predation by the American Mink. So, these days, it is rare to spot a Water Vole at all, but to get such a good view as we did this morning, simply made my day.