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    Bank vole? Switzerland today.

    Thanks for the links. Really good. I had a look at the distribution of records on ornitho to see if that might help but there are very few records of any Apodemus species and none at all for Canton Nidwalden where I saw this animal. I've submitted it as Wood Mouse so we'll see if that's...
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    Bank vole? Switzerland today.

    Thanks for the reply. I looked it up on Wikipedia and it appears these are the possible mice species in Switzerland. Saw the animal in a suburban area beside a small stand of trees at around 450m asl in central Switzerland right on the edge of the Alps. Thanks again and all the best Tom House...
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    Bank vole? Switzerland today.

    Thanks for the reply. There seems to be a lot of rodents about this year. What I know about mice and voles could comfortably be written on a cigarette packet with room to spare. That tail thing is a good tip. Thanks.
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    Bank vole? Switzerland today.

    Hi everyone Is this a Bank Vole? Seen sleeping on a pavement today. Bit strange. Maybe it was unwell. Thanks in advance Tom
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    Rodent, Switzerland. 24th April.

    Thankfully, I`ve only got a balcony with some herbs and chillis to worry about but if voles ever learn to climb then I`d better watch out.....
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    Rodent, Switzerland. 24th April.

    Thank you all very much. The rodent population seems to be very high here this year alright. On a couple of night trips to find owls earlier in the year the forest was full of them. All the best Tom
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    Rodent, Switzerland. 24th April.

    Hi everybody Is this a Wood Mouse or perhaps some kind of vole? Seen in a forest in northern Switzerland on Saturday. Not a lot to go on I know. It was a little shy. Thanks in advance Tom
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    Ferruginous Duck x Tufted? Switzerland yesterday.

    Great, thanks Jörn. Much appreciated. Those hybrids certainly add another dimension to a day out. All the best Tom
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    Ferruginous Duck x Tufted? Switzerland yesterday.

    Hi everybody Is this a Tufted x Ferruginous Duck in the first four pictures? On a lake in central Switzerland yesterday with around 1500 Tufted and 1800 Pochard. I can see a reddish tinge to the crest and side of the breast, a dirty white undertail patch and what looks to me like not a lot of...
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    Hybrid Duck? Switzerland. Today.

    Thanks everyone. Just noticed that I forgot to reply. All the best Tom
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    Hybrid Duck? Switzerland. Today.

    No worries, thanks for replying anyway
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    Hybrid Duck? Switzerland. Today.

    Hi everybody. Another hybrid duck today. One parent certainly a Tufted but what about the other one? Pochard perhaps. I had a look in the Collins guide and in Jörn Lehmhus`s articles on hybrid ducks but I couldn`t see anything that matched. Maybe it`s not a hybrid at all but it certainly struck...
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    Dipper photos Ireland - food type?

    Caddis fly larvae I would say.
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    Hybrid Duck. Central Switzerland. Today.

    Thank you Deb and Jörn. Much appreciated.
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