Several evenings this week, I've been exploring slightly further downstream, up to the weir where the Ock splits in two
As all the water vole sightings have been in one area (in blue on the map), I'm keen to know if the population is larger or if there are other colonies in the area ). Although it does look good water vole habitat and there may be some burrows, so far there have been no sightings or obvious field signs (in red).
View River Ock #3 in a larger map
I may come back to this area, but there's other places I hope to explore this weekend and next week - probably the ditches near Tescos.