Field Vole (Microtus agrestis), Souter Lighthouse, Whitburn

Field Vole (Microtus agrestis), Souter Lighthouse, Whitburn

Observation - Field Vole (Microtus agrestis), Souter Lighthouse, Whitburn - UK and Ireland. Description: Individual observed during coastal walk at Souter Lighthouse where it shot across the path in front

Individual observed during coastal walk at Souter Lighthouse where it shot across the path in front of us. I wonder if this is a juvenile as very docile when handled. Replaced in higher grass along clifftop. Our daughter was very taken with the experience and has written an entire chapter in her ‘Nature Watch’ book and made a model out of thistle heads and string.