Water Voles are great photographic subjects. Earlier this week I caught up with an established colony in Sussex to see how they were getting on.
Water Voles have been in rapid decline in the UK in the past decades. This seems to be a result of habitat loss, and the introduction of American Mink to the ecosystem. The invasive Mink are exceptionally adept at catching voles and have become a real problem, so it's nice to find a colony of Voles that's thriving. I've been visiting one such colony living in a stream in Sussex for about a year now and earlier this week I spent a few hours photographing there. The colony in question is very numerous and it usually only takes a few minutes to find a voles on the bank, or feeding on watercress in the stream. (Thanks to George McCarthy for introducing me to the site)