Just a quick anecdotal comment, I saw more voles during the fall mow this
year (by seeming orders of magnitude) than I've ever seen. The juvie red
tail observing from the oak trees was very appreciative.
> > >>>> On Nov 28, 2020, at 6:12 AM, Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> The recent high numbers of Short-eared Owls and Northern Harriers at
> > the Gage Road area in Addison County, I suspect is enhanced by very high
> > numbers of voles. I haven't been there myself this fall, but I've been
> > birding/dog-walking in several large cut-hay and stubble corn fields in
> > western Addison County. The vole signs in places are the highest density
> > I've seen (to my recollection) in quite a long time. There are extensive
> > runway systems, holes everywhere, and foxes and fox diggings are common.
> > >>>
> > >>> Ian