Spring and Summer 2011 in Finland

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Post by Lussi05 » August 10th, 2011, 3:47 pm

Poor wet, but very sweet squirrel :nod: Nice to see that everything is ok on Squirrel Hill Olga, and thank you for nice photos :wave:

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Post by Olga » August 10th, 2011, 4:41 pm

Hello :wave:

Here is the video of Smiley cleaning her paws while she was eating.

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Post by alice44 » August 11th, 2011, 9:11 am

Smiley is very cute.

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Post by Olga » August 14th, 2011, 9:59 pm

Four days have gone and I have not seen any squirrel. I have no other idea why is that, but there might be lots of cones on pines and spruces this year, and everything else that squirrels eat.

A piece of a sweet squirrels news:

An Animal Protection Association here in Finland, in Turku, happened to put in public a photo of a rescued squirrel pup in a wool caps. They take care of orphaned squirrels during spring and summer, and all squirrels love to sleep in old wool caps. Squirrel also love to 'tear' them.. they take loose the tassels and other decorations, and then they accept the wool caps. It is told also that it is better if the wool caps have become also a bit 'dirty' in use, by pee of their own.. Even ten squirrel pup like to sleep together in one cap!

They have had about 15 pups this summer, and soon it will be time to let them go free in the nature.

They told that squirrel pups need badly more wool caps! People have now sent them hundreds, if not thousads of these wonderful sleeping bags... There are also other small mammals who need them! I'll put here some of the photos they have taken:

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There is a video too:
http://www.yle.fi/alueet/turku/2011/08/ ... oplay=true
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Post by alice44 » August 15th, 2011, 9:03 am

Their pictures are awfully sweet!

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Post by Felis silvestris » August 15th, 2011, 6:27 pm

Oh, now I know what you meant in the morning with Photobucket. You exceeded your bandwidth :slap:
But the photos will be back after a while. Any case, I had the chance to see them yesterday just before I turned the PC off to go to bed, and I also found them very cute!
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Post by Olga » August 17th, 2011, 11:12 pm

:wave:


Today I was told that a squirrel was seen to walk along the telephone line over the little road at the root of the hill. It was not coming to our direction. I don't know why squirrels have not visited lately.. for more than one week. Several Great tits and Blue tits continue eating here. Also one of the Woodpecker chicks visit daily, a couple of time.

Little by little squirrels visited more seldom.. perhaps there are nuts also on the Hazel bushes, fresh and tasty cones every where. If so, that's fine! But I hope that some squirrel will return, in the next fall, if not before.
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Post by alice44 » August 18th, 2011, 5:03 am

I thought I read the cones have been scarce for several years so maybe they are just enjoying the fruits (seeds) of a better year.

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Post by Olga » August 18th, 2011, 11:10 am

I saw one squirrel on the feeder at 7:30! But it left before I had taken camera at hands! There was no nuts at the moment, just oats flakes for birds.

I missed the picture, what a morning.. :blush: For 20 seconds ago I missed the BS picture too..

Squirrels are there in the forest of the Squirrel hill. They are not starving!
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Post by macdoum » August 19th, 2011, 3:39 am

I expect the squirrels on Squirrel Hill will be alright. Maybe they are doing some sight-seeing :shake: Going here and there to see if any special food is available.
Is Nappu still in solitary confinement ?... :whistling:
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Post by Olga » August 19th, 2011, 4:34 pm

:wave: Macdoum!

Dogs are free! The difficult time (for humans) was over last weekend!

In the morning

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A bit later, today

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:shake: BTW, yesterday I saw with my own eyes two squirrels jumping on the parking place. They were too far to catch with camera. They were like not in good relation, the other one was running after the other one. Soon they climbed on different pines.
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Post by macdoum » August 19th, 2011, 9:03 pm

Nanu doesn't look all that happy with the situation.. :mrgreen: ... :rotf:
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Post by Olga » August 19th, 2011, 9:48 pm

macdoum wrote:Nanu doesn't look all that happy with the situation.. :mrgreen: ... :rotf:
Nanu--> :sad:

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:laugh: You noticed it! I tried to choose a not revealing picture, but.. :rotf:

Yes, he..well, he will be alright soon! I know him.. Nappu, a young little Miss Hooligan, she is so lively and always going to do something.. nobody else knows what...now she run towards me and licked the camera.

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Post by alice44 » August 20th, 2011, 1:16 am

Like when I got my Sam a giant young male cat and Ms Small the tiny sedate older female -- so tiring to have to share with a young hooligan.

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Post by macdoum » August 20th, 2011, 2:02 am

Olga wrote::wave: Macdoum!

Dogs are free! The difficult time (for humans) was over last weekend!

A bit later, today

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The very picture of pure misery..poor,poor Nanu. :laugh:
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Post by alice44 » August 20th, 2011, 5:04 am

But Nappu is not eating out of his bowl

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Post by macdoum » August 20th, 2011, 5:45 pm

alice44 wrote:But Nappu is not eating out of his bowl
Perhaps they are waiting for their mistress to give them the go-ahead,like all well brought-up doggies. ? :whistling:
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Post by Olga » August 20th, 2011, 9:27 pm

:wave: Squirrels have not visited at the feeder. But earlier today one of them jumped over the small road just in front of my car, 50 m from our house. There was no danger, I saw her ( I think it was Silk ear!) from distance! Later in the afternoon hubby told that there was some 'silly squirrel digging something in the soil in the midst of the parking place, I had to wait till it was ready, it didn't move aside'! :laugh:
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Post by Felis silvestris » August 21st, 2011, 11:32 am

'silly squirrel digging something in the soil in the midst of the parking place, I had to wait till it was ready, it didn't move aside'!
:rotf:
So you know now where your nuts are going :mrgreen:
Your dogs are really cute, and I am not really a dog person!
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But Nappu is not eating out of his bowl

maybe the bowl was already empty and this "look" of utter misery was meant to make Olga to give a refill?
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Post by Olga » August 24th, 2011, 9:14 pm

:wave: I am so happy that the heat time is over! :faint: Nanu didn't want to eat for several days...uh,+ every kind of other surprises. Now both doggies behave in a way that does not make me feel that I am evil person, cruel to my dogs whom I say that I love! :mrgreen:

I have seen one squirrel yesterday early in the morning. She/he was hurry, and spent only one second on the feeder.. why.. :puzzled:

Everything is as earlier. Perhaps me too should construct a Squirrel Pub!

This is a 'Reader photo' from our afternoon paper:

'Pub Oravan Colo' = Pub Squirrel Hole <--- raw translation
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