Near one of the houses at Wield and Downland Open Air Museum.
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Field mouse, what's a field mouse?
By the way, Gill, congratulations on becoming badged a fully fledged 'expert' on iSpot at last, now I'm not the only one able to boost the reputations!
Actually, you've given me another reason to say how confusing American names can be, not content with having buzzards which are really vultures and hawks which are really buzzards; their field mice are really voles!
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Thanks Graham - have seen a few mammal reputations going up already - but shouldn't that be a 'fully-furred' rather than 'fully-fledged' expert:-)
I didn't know the Americans called voles field mice! I used the term because the many Apodemus species are collectively known as the Eurasian field mice, but shall just call our ambiguous British pair 'Apodemus species' from now on!
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Thanks for the information. Interesting about American names.
I added a second photo but I don't think it will help. At the time I wasn't looking for neck-markings, just trying to keep my 2 year old quiet while I took a picture.
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I like the second photo of the mouse grooming, but I'm afraid it still is not enough to be sure. Like most mice on iSpot it'll just have to go down as a wood/yellow-necked mouse, sorry.
Looks like its actually trying to cover up its neck markings in the second photo:-)
Clearly it's embarrassed about being photographed!
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