Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2012, 1:23 pm

It would be interesting and fun to know if the 'known' squirrels from last year have survived.. Hope so!

Anyway they are all wild, not interested 'on humans', no begging or something like that. They come to eat nuts behind the window because they know they find them here, but they escape very soon if the notice me too clear. Curious they are, yes... but it is better that they keep on their wild life.

Still one video of 'Anja' or ' Smiley':



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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Lussi05 » April 2nd, 2012, 6:27 pm

So the winter is not willing to give up just yet.. :slap: Great pictures as always Olga, I especially liked the video of the winter landscape and all the birdsong..it really shows the contrasts of the spring :nod:

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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2012, 7:24 pm

:slap: No, it is a fact that we have still winter.. it's normal here that winter comes back. We will winter for one week still! :laugh:

At 14:15 appeared one more squirrel female. She is not Paula either nor the previous visitor in the midday. Videos will be uploaded a bit later on.

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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2012, 7:26 pm

some pics more of the third adult female on Squirrel hill:

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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Manu » April 2nd, 2012, 8:32 pm

:hi: Olga,
ohhh, winter is back in Finland :shock: .
Great video of the mouse, she/is is very,very fast :mrgreen: .
I hope the wound of the paw recover well, poor squirrel...

Thanks for ALL this nice video's and pictures of "Your" squirrel :wave:

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Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2012, 8:48 pm

The same squirrel as above:

she came at 14:15 and left at 14:35


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Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2012, 8:52 pm

-I just wonder..
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..where do the nuts come from..
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..well. I like nuts where ever they do come from..
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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2012, 9:22 pm

This winter and early springtime we have seen more birds than never before. Here are some of them to see. At best I saw about 15 Wood pigeons eating seeds at same time! Of course I didn't have camera at hands.



Some four or five Wood pigeons:



The whine there on background is Nappu, she wanted back outdoors at once and not later.. :D
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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2012, 9:46 pm

Later in the afternoon begun a new snow fall. Dogs love it..


If only I could clip the noise of traffic off one could hear better the snow falling..

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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 3rd, 2012, 4:19 pm

It has been snowing here during all the morning till midday, more or less all the time.

I saw 21 Wood pigeons at same time:

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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 3rd, 2012, 4:33 pm

One of the male squirrels visited in the morning:

'Baby face'


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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 3rd, 2012, 5:29 pm

For two hours after Baby face appeared a female:




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Post by Olga » April 3rd, 2012, 5:29 pm

The female squirrel of today, at 14:00

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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Felis silvestris » April 3rd, 2012, 9:46 pm

Oh no, more snow on Squirrel Hill :shock: Hope spring will reach you soon!
Good to see that Paula's hand is slowly getting better! :thumbs:
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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Lussi05 » April 3rd, 2012, 10:00 pm

WOW..so many Wood Pigeons :shock: It must be difficult for them to find food in nature now. Have you put out some food to them? And more snow, will it never end?

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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 4th, 2012, 9:27 am

Lussi05 wrote:WOW..so many Wood Pigeons :shock: It must be difficult for them to find food in nature now. Have you put out some food to them? And more snow, will it never end?
Yes, I did, I spread sun flower seeds + wheat and oats on a wide area. They returned in the evening, at 19:00:


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:laugh: A solitary Balck bird was watching at the flock:

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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 4th, 2012, 9:34 am

Just listen to guitar and look at the wonderful scene...



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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by alice44 » April 4th, 2012, 9:46 am

I love that piece and the pigeons are pretty cute.

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Re: Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

Post by Olga » April 4th, 2012, 9:59 am

Thank you, Alice! Yes, they are cute! The video is being updated, I wish the view will be more balanced and not 'jumping' that much. It's wonderful that there is the possibility to add music on the background. These birds are solemn. It has never before happened that a whole flock of Wood pigeons land inside the dog fence..
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