Visitors introduced by Linnuvaatleja, www.linnuvaatleja.ee
Estonian text posted 21-03-2018
The northern winter is a severe scourge not only for birds but for mammals too. Some bats fly to winter quarters in warmer areas in Europe, others stay to hibernate in their native country. Bears, badgers, raccoon dogs, dormice, birch mice and hedgehogs also hibernate. Many quadrupeds however are left to face the cold and famine and in the search for shelter and food they do not even shun the dangerous closeness of humans. Smaller mammals – for instance some rodents – also visit the birdfeeders.
Squirrel / Photo: Arne Ader (www.loodusemees.ee)