Monday, April 1, 2013

Tiny Visitor


I noticed some quick movements near the ground feeder one evening and it turned out to be this vole raiding the bird seed. It would run out from the base of the tree, grab a seed, and run back to the tree. Compared to the much larger "tree rats", this little guy barely made a dent in the bird food.


1/320 sec. f/6.3 ISO 400


18 comments:

Andy said...

Brian you have sharp eyes. You are always ready to point your camera up or down.

Noushka said...

Great catch!
It is unusual to photograph these moles!
One can even see its eye!!

Noushka said...

I meant vole....

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Great captures Brian!

Kerri said...

they really are quite unique looking. Great captures!

Jan n Jer said...

Great capture ...these little things are fast!!!

MTWaggin said...

OMG that was a lucky capture. Of course I would have initially screamed mouse and ran! Your feed isn't coming to my blog page again so I'm going to go catch up....wasn't ignoring you! :)

TexWisGirl said...

tiniest of eyes, no visible ears and the softest looking pelt! great catch! he's beautiful!

Karen said...

So cute, we had a family of them in our yard last year!

TheChieftess said...

Ha!!! Good catch Brian!!! I've never seen a vole...I've seen their tunnels in the ground, but never the actual vole!!! He's actually kind of cute...glad he's not in my yard though!!!

Audrey said...

Trop mignon ;o)

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Audrey said...

Trop mignon ;o)

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Audrey said...

Trop mignon ;o)

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Andrew said...

Well spotted Brian...it's a lovely little creature.

eileeninmd said...

Great capture, Brian! I see the holes all around my yard but have yet to see one myself.

Faye said...

Beautiful coloring--never thought to say that about a creature so close to a rat.

Andee said...

Ewww I think I'd rather see the tree rats.

Ida said...

What an interesting little animal. I've never seen one before. How cool that you caught this one having a little snack.