Kestrels are omnivorous, which helps, though the vast percentage of their diet comes from field voles
, shrews, rats and even worms.
To investigate the endemicity of hantavirus in field voles
in the United Kingdom, we surveyed the extensive field vole
population in the Kielder Forest, Northumberland (-230 km distant from the locality where Tatenale virus was discovered).
With luck, you may spot a stoat hunting or a barn owl flying low over the meadows hunting for field voles
Photoperiod regulates leptin sensitivity in field voles
, Microtus agrestis.
Shifting spacing behaviour of male field voles
, Microtus agrestis, over the reproductive season.
Since shrews and bank voles (Myodes glareolus) prefer forests, they are probably less vulnerable to the frost seesaw effect than field voles
, which mainly occupy open habitats (Solonen, 2006).
The workshop run by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust will teach would-be surveyors how to spot signs of water voles, rats and field voles
and to help them monitor their numbers.
A high population of small mammals, such as field voles
, bank voles and wood mice, is thought to help sustain the owls.
They have worked out that around 2,500 field voles
are delivered to 120 nest boxes.
p While cleaning up refuse along Speke Boulevard, for Knowsley council recently, Mark Geffery disturbed large numbers of field voles
, nesting under the rubbish.
procyonis larvae to be the most common cause of abnormal behavior in woodchucks and field voles
Wood mice, common shrews and field voles
reproduce rapidly and in high numbers when conditions are suitable.