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Hungry Mouse

Observed: 27th June 2008 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Wood Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus).7
Wood Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus).3
Wood Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus).11
Description:

Regular visitor to bird feeding table at parents house during 08.Not sure if its a wood mouse?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

Mouse

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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Entomologist and biological recorder

Graeme's picture

I have added some more pics

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.

Merry xmas

Graeme

Graeme Davis

Gill Sinclair's picture

Wood mouse

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:-)

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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the naturalist man's picture

Wood mouse

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.

Graham Banwell

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