Field Vole

Microtus agretis

Nottinghamshire Mammals

Description

Greyish-brown fur above (never as reddish brown as the Bank Vole), creamy/grey fur below. Rounded snout and small eyes, Head and body length 90-115mm, tail is less than half the head and body length usually between 30-40%. Ears are smaller than on Bank Vole and usually concealed within the fur.


Found throughout mainland Britain. Widespread in Nottinghamshire recorded from 22 out of 35 hectads (14 since 2010) although many sqaures are represented by very few records. A very important prey species for birds of prey such as Kestrel and Barn Owl.

Photograph Esther Kettel


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