Spring and Summer in Finland

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Post by Olga » May 20th, 2010, 9:43 am

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Post by Olga » May 20th, 2010, 9:52 am

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Silk ear jumped up and.. oh no she climbed down, almost until on the ground! Now I was scared.. I do not trust that much on my dogs, not 100%! ..all though they have not chased the squirrels too much.. :unsure: the older dog was only two three meters from the squirrel.. what a sloppy little Silk ear..it's dangerous..

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Post by Olga » May 20th, 2010, 9:56 am

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Oh, then she climbed to the roof, but came back at once..

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Post by Olga » May 20th, 2010, 10:01 am

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This is the second dog who came to watsh the show :innocent:

Silk ear didn't eat nuts at all, she went away and didn't return..

I have to do something to keep her safe.. maybe i'll put a fence around the climbing tree for her if she returns and jumps on the ground - to go too close to my dogs would be very dangerous..
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Post by Olga » May 20th, 2010, 10:03 am

After Silk ear had there was no visitors before later in the afternoon..
The grayish squirrel, the one who fell the nut the day before yesterday..
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Post by Jo UK » May 20th, 2010, 7:57 pm

I love these stories.
Yes, now there must be a Squirrel Protection Society! Do you have the right stuff to make a fence, Olga?

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Post by alice44 » May 20th, 2010, 10:00 pm

I went to bed before all the pictures had been posted.

I had to return to see what was what.

At least Silk Ear had her eyes on the dogs.

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Post by Olga » May 20th, 2010, 11:30 pm

Now there is a garden fence at ground around the climbing tree. :thumbs: I thrust on Squirrels that they do not go too close to dogs.. This time the dogs didn't not even bark, but they were a bit astonished because of the noise that the little Squirrels made.

I have noticed that if the dogs are further they do not care much of Squirrels - some times they bark a bit, when they notice a squirrel on the trees around the house, but that's that, soon they stop. And they have not tried to 'catch' them. But I'll keep my eyes on watch the next days..- Silk ear may have a quite good self esteem :D - I wish she has knowledge of the reality also, better than us humans.. but in any case, dogs are animals too, and they too have a good self esteem. Maybe the Squirrel tried to chase the dogs away.. :puzzled: They feel home around this house??Aniway: They should not meet each others too close.. Photo of the Squirrel protection fence tomorrow.

I begin to be quite sure that these two squirrels are a couple. It was maybe fifth or fourth day they visit almost at same time, the one after the other..

She, the Silk ear is so sweet looking in the morning light -at 7:00 :cry:


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And he, the day befor esterday at 17:00 in the afternoon :cry: :

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Post by Jo UK » May 21st, 2010, 12:28 am

Oh good heavens, Olga! You have put that fence up so quickly!

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Post by macdoum » May 21st, 2010, 2:45 am

The squirrels are very quick animals..and the dog we see does not seem that interested,only curious. :D Anyway you have the fence up now and they will realise how useful it is.
The squirrels must know your dogs very well,(and you too.. :rotf: ) as they live so close. I bet they are watching your every move to see when the nut-delivery is taking place. :nod: They must have been watching you all winter..... :rolleyes:
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Post by Olga » May 21st, 2010, 10:14 pm

:wave: First some pics from yesterday.. the 20th May

Views from my room and and from the kitchen window at 7:00. Leaves have increased so fast that I have difficult to keep along ... this is summer! :cry: I missed it so much..

Garden in the morning at 7:00

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Post by Olga » May 21st, 2010, 10:20 pm

continues pics from 20th May

Silk Ear at 7:00.. One more time again, ..eh..but dear visitors. I believe that these are the best photos I have ever succeeded to take.. Isn't she beautiful.. Thanks for the occasion, for the light of summer, for the merciful morning sun :loveshower:


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Enjoying the taste of nut:

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Post by Olga » May 21st, 2010, 10:29 pm

continues 20th May

The couple of Silk ear. He was there in all calm, showing her back side to me, careful, shy, but calm.. different to Silk ear, lively, alerted, curious..(?)..


Then he raised his head: - I can hear you, it's you there. All right..

...and he left.

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Post by Olga » May 21st, 2010, 10:31 pm

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May the 20th

..there he goes...

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She came instead in two minutes:

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A Lesser Spotted Woodbecker made short visits also, stays there for two seconds at highest

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She, Silk ear, before I begun to make the fence, later in the afternoon..:

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Post by Jo UK » May 21st, 2010, 10:40 pm

Olga, wonderful picture of the woodpecker! Such beautiful birds.

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Post by Olga » May 21st, 2010, 10:46 pm

21st May

I was busy till midday and when I returned home there was a Squirrel sitting on the lamp under the roof eaves. I was told that the squirrel had been sitting the for three hours! What?? I took dogs in and tried then to take a photo from the window

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Who is she/he?? Not Silk ear nor the grayish pair of her? Fina? Who knows..I went in the yard and tried again to take a photo.. :D No, no good succes. Maybe he/she was scared for death!.. I took one pic more and went back in.. She left without noise.. Later I just heard some steps there on the feeder.. I didn't even watch, no more squirrel photos for today,because there has been enough happenings for them. I constructed the 'fence' yesterday, and refined it today, and decorated with violets. The idea is that Squirrels may jump behind the fence through the holes, if they happen to climb down on the ground.. Dogs can't anything but watch..

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Post by Olga » May 21st, 2010, 10:49 pm

continues..21st May

The Squirrel protection fence. The climbing tree reaches to the roof, for the mostly they use it, walk over the roof and jump to the big pine in front of the door or to the old birtch on the other side of the house.

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Post by Olga » May 21st, 2010, 10:51 pm

21st May

some pics from the garden and from the rock down to the small road at the root of the hill.

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Post by Olga » May 21st, 2010, 10:57 pm

Jo UK wrote:Olga, wonderful picture of the woodpecker! Such beautiful birds.
Thank you, the photo is not very sharp. I have several times waited for this bird, because it keeps visiting every other day..but it is so alerted, so quick! The bigger Woodbecker is different, not that fast like mercury .. This time I didn't wait for him/her, but for the Silk Ear who was making some noise at the roof, then the Lessr Spotted Woodbecker appeared there.. :laugh:
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Post by macdoum » May 22nd, 2010, 4:26 am

Thank you Olga for such beautiful photographs. I especially like the 'Morning Sun on Silk Ears'. :2thumbsup:
Beautiful. :D
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