Water Vole sighted!

2 of us considered ourselves very fortunate to spot a water vole swimming downstream and under the footbridge, yesterday morning. Completely unperturbed by the increased number of weekend visitors to the Brook, and sharing that stretch of water with the ducks, this distinctively shaped small mammal was visible for over a minute.

Birdlife Observed

Despite the unwelcome attention of local dogs, the mallards (as photographed) are back, and seem intent on nesting within the vicinity of the Brook! A male Restart was observed yesterday flying over the central / Wombourne Park area of the Brook, and another local has seen a kingfisher