Spring and Summer 2012 in Finland

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Post by macdoum » October 10th, 2012, 1:51 am

Olga,thank you for the car trip to the store. Your countryside is very beautiful. The roads are so well kept and smooth...in spite of the hard winters you have every year.
I think Nappu is very well behaved. :nod:
We saw a squirrel again today in one of the ? spruce trees. There were three crows trying to drive him off but he stood his ground and even jumped at a crow when he got too close. :laugh: All this happened up in tree about 15 M of the ground.
Pine cones we have plenty for the squrrel to choose from.One ? spruce tree produces tons of ? cones like cattails. They are the bane of my O.H..they are falling by the barrowful at the moment with the rain. Last week they gave off yellow 'powder' that covers everthing around and makes my neighbour sneeze.. :mrgreen: He wants to cut it down but I don't agree. The squirrel was very happy there today.
:offtobed: Time for bed.Thank you Olga for all your stories and videos. :wave:
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Post by Olga » October 10th, 2012, 6:29 pm

:wave: Margossa, the squirrel eating tropical fruits looks lovely! I believe that our squirrels would like them too. And the squirrel resembles a lot of the red squirrels. It is so sweet. I have given apples for them some time, they looked surprised at first.

The video is just alright, congratulations for your first video!
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Post by Olga » October 10th, 2012, 6:31 pm

Today I have put the old feeder hanging on the perch between window and the apple tree:

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Small birds seems to have accepted it.
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Post by Olga » October 10th, 2012, 6:36 pm

The second feeder:




It is so dark here. Soon it will be pitch dark. Sun is going down in some minutes, at 18:27.
I have put a little lamp on ceiling of the feeder :laugh:

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Post by Olga » October 10th, 2012, 6:45 pm

macdoum wrote:Olga,thank you for the car trip to the store. Your countryside is very beautiful. The roads are so well kept and smooth...in spite of the hard winters you have every year.
I think Nappu is very well behaved. :nod:
We saw a squirrel again today in one of the ? spruce trees. There were three crows trying to drive him off but he stood his ground and even jumped at a crow when he got too close. :laugh: All this happened up in tree about 15 M of the ground.
Pine cones we have plenty for the squrrel to choose from.One ? spruce tree produces tons of ? cones like cattails. They are the bane of my O.H..they are falling by the barrowful at the moment with the rain. Last week they gave off yellow 'powder' that covers everthing around and makes my neighbour sneeze.. :mrgreen : He wants to cut it down but I don't agree. The squirrel was very happy there today.
:offtobed: Time for bed.Thank you Olga for all your stories and videos. :wave :
:wave: Thanks, macdoum!

We too have a good cone year, so our squirrels will have not that difficult on winter how cold it ever will be. We are promised to get the first snow in next week!

I saw one squirrel running over the hill street close to the post boxes. He/she was coming to the hill top direction but.. I didn't see it on the feeder. Well, there are they, busy with their normal doings.

Please, macdoum, be stubborn with the neighbour! Sneezing is not that bad at all... :nod:
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Post by Manu » October 10th, 2012, 6:59 pm

Olga wrote:I have put a little lamp on ceiling of the feeder
Wow,what a great idea :laugh: , your visitor (and we) are lucky ones...

The birds on the second feeder seems to be veeeery busy.
If the first snow arrive soon, the squirrels will have a lot of things to do... or the visit your feeder :mrgreen:

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Post by Olga » October 10th, 2012, 7:20 pm

Manu wrote: Wow,what a great idea :mrgreen: , your visitor (and we) are lucky ones...

The birds on the second feeder seems to be veeeery busy.
The lamp needs a battery, but later I'll buy a small real lamp, like those in dollhouses. Hm.. the electric line may be a problem if some squirrel wants to taste it... :puzzled: oh, no. A battery lamp might be more safety, but it could be brighter than that one, it is a little pocket lamp.

I have to, I know there are millions of videos of squirrels, but the squirrels looks so fun eating a cake in Japan:

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Post by Lussi05 » October 10th, 2012, 8:05 pm

First snow already..I hope it stays away a bit longer..but winter is approaching, that´s for sure.
Nice videos of the birds. A lamp on the ceiling sounds very nice:)

What if you saw this one day, Olga? :laugh:

maybe it has been posted before, I will remove it then..or if you don´t like it :nod:

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Post by Olga » October 10th, 2012, 8:12 pm

Lussi, let it be, it is so fun! How on earth has it been made :rotf:
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Post by Olga » October 11th, 2012, 4:30 pm

Charley! :loveshower:

Ear tassels are growing!

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Post by Olga » October 11th, 2012, 5:48 pm

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Post by Manu » October 11th, 2012, 10:25 pm

:hi: Charley, nice to see you again :laugh: .

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Post by Felis silvestris » October 11th, 2012, 10:35 pm

Charley is getting ready for winter ...
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Post by IKat » October 12th, 2012, 2:16 pm

A friend posted this photo....I find it very sweet....squirrel kisses.....




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Post by Olga » October 12th, 2012, 5:34 pm

:wave: Thank you, Ikat! What alovely photo :laugh:

Here is fall going on, and squirrels have been seen a bit more often close to the house.
Today it was Mop's turn to appear on the feeder:

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Post by Felis silvestris » October 12th, 2012, 6:02 pm

Mops knew you make a photo, she's posing and smiling for the photo! :D
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Post by Olga » October 12th, 2012, 6:09 pm

Yes, Felis, the expression on Mops' face is something, she makes me laugh some times. Is she really smiling?? :puzzled: Tame she is not, nor anyone of our squirrels.

some more photos around the house. Here is seen the third feeder. It's getting colder. Today we have +5... Birds are more hungry!

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Post by asteria » October 12th, 2012, 6:17 pm

Strange that squirrels are still in their "summer coats". In our forest they all became grey and with long hair on their ears.

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Post by Olga » October 12th, 2012, 7:28 pm

Asteria, yes, all the squirrels I have seen lately are still wearing a red brown fur coat- But the tassels of Charley are growing! There are now about 6-10 mm long hairs on his ear tops.

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But Mops is looking just the same as in summer. Normally they change fur about at the end of October.

Mops today. The video is not very sharp. I was interrupted while videotaping her visit... :rant: :D

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Post by Manu » October 12th, 2012, 9:18 pm

Mops has always a smile on her face because she know YOU are behind the window and observe what she is doing :laugh: .

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