Dormice feeding!

A hungry dormouse fed well on sunflower seed kernels last night at the feeding station at the top of the garden near the wood.

I began to put food out last week but only signs of wood mice. Yesterday I found that the organic red apple had been nibbled to the skin which is usually a sign of dormice but there there were no droppings.

However this morning, there were a lot and judging from the size, this was an adult, not a juvenile from last autumn.

This is earlier than usual! Don't often see any signs until the beginning of May when the leaves give more cover.