Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

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Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

Post by Felis silvestris » March 20th, 2015, 6:37 pm

Over here spring has already arrived a while back, I hope in Finland it did too. Time for a new chapter in the great Squirrel Saga

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Re: Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

Post by Olga » March 20th, 2015, 10:45 pm

Oh, it's spring! Thanks Felis!

Paula yesterday:

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I can't understand why the video is that blurred. The original is much better..
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Post by Olga » March 20th, 2015, 10:49 pm

Charley today:





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I bought hazel nuts for squi rrels. The pot was empty in four hours :laugh:

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Re: Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

Post by Olga » March 21st, 2015, 11:24 pm

It was a windy day today, but Charley was there enjoying the hazel nuts:


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Post by Olga » March 23rd, 2015, 10:12 pm

Olga wrote:It was a windy day today, but Charley was there enjoying the hazel nuts:


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Post by Olga » March 23rd, 2015, 10:28 pm

Yesterday the 22nd March:

It's Mrs Mops, I think. A female anyway, but not Paula!



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Post by Olga » March 23rd, 2015, 10:32 pm

It is Mr Spock, but I'm not sure. It's a male, and the tassels are very long. hm.. :puzzled: but the guy looks like 'thin'... not fat, slim! And his face is .. how to say.. is it normal to say: 'narrow face'? Rat face? I have nothing against rats! :D ..long profile, sharp nose.. my English!! :blush:



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continues, the same squirrel begun to take the hazel nuts:
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Post by Olga » March 23rd, 2015, 10:34 pm

Mr Spock (it's a guess):

He hurried back and forth to take all the hazer nuts to a better place:
He was fast, but I managed the get some of the moments in the following video:
It was fun to see how the squirrel looked like little robber. The nuts were for him! For him too, of course.


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Post by Olga » March 24th, 2015, 3:49 pm

:shake: Nanu on his 16th Birthday:

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Post by Olga » March 24th, 2015, 9:27 pm

In the morning sunshine



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Re: Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

Post by alice44 » March 25th, 2015, 11:00 am

Nanu is very handsome and he certainly seems to be enjoying his treat.



Narrow face, rat face, long profile, pointy nose -- all seem fine and very descriptive.

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Re: Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

Post by Olga » March 25th, 2015, 7:00 pm

Ok, alice, and thanks!

Today was a very cold day. The morning looked normal, but then, in one hour the ground was white again:

Sudden snow fall on Squirrel hill in a spring afternoon:

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Several squirrels have been visiting. I guess they were hungry and were not able to find all those nuts they have put in the lawn, in the ground hole, soil.


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Post by Olga » March 25th, 2015, 7:09 pm

The first visitor in the morning today, the 25th March:



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Post by Olga » March 25th, 2015, 7:15 pm

The next one, also red tailed one, but more bright red, perhaps..
the first snow flakes are falling..



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Post by Olga » March 25th, 2015, 7:28 pm

The next one was Charley, the devoted visitor for some years now..


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Immediately after him came :puzzled: ... I can't say who exactly, but a good looking fellow :D

Charley was still close, he was jumping on the branch top:




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The nice looking bud took a big nut anf left:
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Re: Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

Post by Olga » March 25th, 2015, 7:34 pm

When I looked out of window a bit later, the ground was white!



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Re: Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

Post by Olga » March 25th, 2015, 7:47 pm

So, there was a heavy snow fall. I put an umbrella hanging from the apple tree to keep the new sun flower seeds not to be buried in the snow.



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The snow fall almost stopped and the red tailed morning visitor was back, can't say for sure:
Anyway, it's an afternoon visitor!



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Re: Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

Post by Olga » March 25th, 2015, 7:56 pm

Then appeared the one we saw yesterday, with very long tassels, but the battery was empty.

The last squirrel I caught today on video:
It's Mr Spock. His tassels are not short either :D



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Re: Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

Post by spatz » March 26th, 2015, 12:29 am

I love your photos and videos, many thanks for that. For me, the time is not much going on at neighbor's construction site with excavator and it will be some time remain so.

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Re: Spring and Summer in Finland 2015

Post by alice44 » March 26th, 2015, 1:26 am

The squirrels are also cute and I love the umbrella idea -- perfect.

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