Wood Mouse
Taken in Jim's garden on 10th April 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. 
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Taken in Jim's garden on 1st August 2019 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. 
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Wood Mouse.
Species :
Local names:
Apodemus sylvaticus.
Field mouse, Common field mouse



Breeding Season:

Forests, grasslands, and cultivated fields, tending to seek out more wooded areas in winter.
Burrow extensively, build nests of plants and live in buildings during harsh seasons.
Primarily seed eaters. If seeds are plentiful on the ground, they carry them back to their nests/burrows for storage. They may eat small invertebrates such as snails and insects, particularly in late spring and early summer when seeds are least available. Later in the season they will eat berries, fruits, fungi and roots. In winter, they may prey on hibernating bats.
February to October in which multiple matings occur between males and females. The gestation period of wood mice is of 25–26 days and each female produces on average five young. The offspring become independent after about three weeks and become sexually active after two months.