A Field Vole has been Here!
Mike Averill sent me this photo of field vole activity on Wilden Marsh.
The field vole is more active by day than the common vole. It excavates shallow burrows under leaf litter and snow. It also makes surface runs through tall vegetation, routes along which it can scurry back to safety if danger threatens. Off these are dedicated defecation sites and it often leaves little piles of chopped up grass stalks nearby.