Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

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Post by Olga » April 6th, 2012, 3:30 pm

..not Paula, but.. well, I am not sure but I suppose that she is the other one of those two other females we have seen last year:

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Post by Olga » April 6th, 2012, 3:32 pm

continues a 'not Paula' female:

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Post by Olga » April 6th, 2012, 3:34 pm

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the 'not Paula' female left at 10:20

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Post by Olga » April 6th, 2012, 3:36 pm

At 11:00 I noticed Baby face! This time he didn't show his face but only his profile, but I am sure that he is Baby face.

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Baby face boy on the 29th March:
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Post by Olga » April 6th, 2012, 3:38 pm

A long and heavy and a wet snow fall

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But birds are hungry:

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Post by Olga » April 6th, 2012, 3:42 pm

Some more screen captures from the snow fall video:


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Dear squirrel friends,
from this day on for one week I have to be off my PC more than lately. The spring is so long, and we seems to have at least one week ahead with weathers like today, a wet and snowy, cold.. I'll be back at the end of next week!.. well, only if something very special happens..

I am not sure for 101% that I am able to keep my fingers off this machine..be cause just for the moment one more female squirrel appeared.. of course I have lot of work in the garden as soon as the snow has melted..

PS: .. :laugh: Well.. squirrel seem to begin to visit more often, not only once a day, mostly in the morning.
I will not stop giving nut for them, and for those birds who visit the feeder. Also other birds will get seeds, too. Only in May, littel by little, I'll stop spreading seeds under the apple trees.
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Post by Olga » April 6th, 2012, 7:40 pm

The second of the three (familiar looking) female squirrels visited for two time later in the afternoon (the third one is Paula whom I think I am able to recognize better):

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Post by Olga » April 6th, 2012, 10:14 pm

:D I must to tell that during last days we have seen several White-tailed deer here, walking up and down the hill road. I am like mad waiting to see them from the kitchen window, but they are always too far to take any video or picture! Only for one time in my life I have managed to take a 'rather good' photo of a White-tailed deer calf from the second floor window. I just could not find it anymore..well...yeah.. :innocent:

Today there was one with antlers, without long 'branches', they were quite long and only small branch. And a hare a saw again, too, a big one and brownish. They have eaten the my little apple tree trunk. I have to saw the tree trunk, and hope that it will make a new trunk (this happened to my two bigger apple trees too, for 20 years ago..they are now alright. This apple tree would have had carmine red flowers.
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Post by macdoum » April 7th, 2012, 12:45 am

Olga such a pity the deer 'ate' the apple tree. So it will not flower this spring.
Good luck with the gardening. Well that is if it ever stops snowing. :rolleyes:
The squirrels and the birds should soon be busy with their nests.
See you again when you have time. The squirrels will be watching you outside :nod:

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Post by alice44 » April 7th, 2012, 8:47 am

We will miss your reports
Good Luck with the gardening (I hope I too can get some done, it is even meant to be nice tomorrow -- not raining, but still my ground is so wet.)

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Post by Olga » April 7th, 2012, 3:27 pm

:wave: It's too cold to do garden work!

I saw Paula at 7:20 in the morning. She was just about to leave. She run on the stone platform and went on eating there, sun flower seeds for birds. I think I saw her digging seeds with her 'injured' paw!! And she seemingly used that paw to run over the yard.

After some 15 minutes she saw a rabbit! Then she run to the big spruce and an other squirrel appeared there and climbed after her on the Spruce. It lasted not more than for 30 minutes and she appeared again. She was climbing up the big pine in front of the outdoor. She was on her way to the roof!

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Paula watching the rabbit:

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:hi: Macdoum! Thank you :unsure: for the news, it is so a sad news:
macdoum wrote:For those of you that started watching the Black Storks and joined The Hancock Wildlife Foundation back then,today I read that Richard Pitt is preparing to leave this world as he's lost a battle with cancer. :slap:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/article. ... rdPittFund
I saw the news yesterday..but.. :dunno:

I will always remember that spring and summer, 2008! It was then I got to know Black Storks and found several great people there. Some of them I have also met in Estonia!.. I whole new world opened then, to see the nature in a totally different way, thanks to Hancock Wildlife Foundation's discussion thread for the Estonian Black storks. I 'll not forget whom I am thankful for, for Richard Pitt.
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Post by Olga » April 7th, 2012, 4:04 pm

Videos of today:

Paula on the 7th April at 7:20 in the morning


Paul and a rabbit on the same view


Paula came back, and climbed to the roof at 8:15
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Post by Olga » April 7th, 2012, 5:17 pm

For five minutes ago I saw two European Goldfinches!! I just can't use my cameras.. if I don't have glasses on I do not see the birds, If I have glasses on, I do not see my camera's settings!! :rotf:

I loaned a picture of an European Goldfinch
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here is my video, I swear, it is the same bird, there behind is a Wood pigeon.

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Post by Olga » April 7th, 2012, 9:10 pm

We had a sunset here.. it looks almost threatening in my eyes.. :shock:

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Post by Felis silvestris » April 7th, 2012, 9:47 pm

Oh, I knew you could not completely stop taking pictures of the squirrels! The Goldfinch is beautiful, a lucky shot you saw him! Maybe it comes back again?
Bad thing that you could not work in your garden, but I hope that spring comes to Finland soon and you can plant many flowers!
Beautiful sunset and I hope it brings a beautiful Easter Sunday tomorrow to Squirrel Hill!

Wish you, your family and all the animals in Squirrel Hill a Happy Easter! :wave:
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Post by Olga » April 8th, 2012, 7:34 pm

:wave: Happy Easter!!

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Post by Olga » April 8th, 2012, 7:49 pm

..continues.. HAPPY Easter from Squirrel Hill!


- yum yum..
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Post by Manu » April 8th, 2012, 9:22 pm

Happy Easter to all the people and animals to Squirrel Hill :wave:

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Post by alice44 » April 8th, 2012, 10:03 pm

wow Olga you definitely captured the morning glow

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Post by Pitti » April 9th, 2012, 1:32 am

Olga wrote:We had a sunset here.. it looks almost threatening in my eyes.. :shock:

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WOW, it looks like fire, beautiful.

Thank you, Olga, for your daily pictures and videos from the squirrels. I enjoyed them every day (I see all pics, but not all videos 8-) ) They are so cute and clever animals!

Happy Easter to Squirrel hill :wave:

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