Regular visitor to bird feeding table at parents house during 08.Not sure if its a wood mouse?
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I don't think it is very easy to tell from a side view whether this is Wood Mouse or Yellow-necked Mouse. Wood Mouse is commoner, but Yellow-necked is reasonably widespread in Hampshire as well. When I used to live in Hampshire we had a mouse visiting the bird table that had a lot of yellow on the underside and looked more like Yellow-necked, although I was never 100% certain of it.
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I have added some more pics to see if that makes it any easier.I don't remember seeing any Yellow at the time. Its nice to have a little visitor like this to the bird table though.
Looking at the side view, it doesn't look like the mouse has the yellow 'collar' of a yellow-necked - I think it would run from shoulder to shoulder in front of the forelimbs. Great photos and very cute mouse:-)
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With yellow-necked mouse you should be able to see some yellow in at least the second photo. However, there is nothing to say it is not a juvenile which would have no yellow.
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