Seen a Stoat?
In November a Council worker (keen naturalist so we are pretty confident he is right) saw a stoat on the northern edge of the Meadow.
A section of the long grass by the northern belt of trees was in the process of being cut for the year; which meant that inevitably some of the vole population was being sacrificed for the greater good of the remaining very healthy population. Not only did we get Red Kites investigating the proceedings at close quarters, but a stoat as well.
We don’t know if it was a passing youngster looking for a new home or an established stoat who already had a ‘territory’ on site. Either way, welcome to the feast!