I had a couple of hurs during the week, so nipped over to WWT Arundel.
It was quite light of birds.. hardly surprising for the time of year
Some Mallard youngsters still about
Just a few flutters about
I'd hoped to see the water vole again but to no avail.
HOWEVER, I had noticed an RSPB 'tent' down by the stream in Mill Road... so I parked the car and went to have a look.
Water Voles had been seen and have their tunnels at the edge of the river bank
and it was there that I saw this one.... it didn't come away from the water's edge below me until it swam, half submerged over to the other side. BUT lovely to see it and I now know where to look on other occasions.
Red Admiral and Gatekeeper
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