Spring and Summer 2012 in Finland

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Post by Manu » October 17th, 2012, 5:45 pm

Great to see a Hawfinch visited your feeder. Maybe he will come back during wintertime....
I haven't seen such a bird in "real life".

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Post by Bea » October 17th, 2012, 6:03 pm

I haven´t seen one in real life either - they are very beautiful birds! :loveshower:
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Post by Olga » October 18th, 2012, 6:48 pm

Charley!

at 15:00 - 15:20

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Post by Olga » October 18th, 2012, 6:50 pm

Tassels are growing:



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Post by Felis silvestris » October 18th, 2012, 6:56 pm

He is looking well! :thumbs:
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Post by Olga » October 19th, 2012, 10:03 pm

Mops! Today she came, after several days. It was 18:00, and very dark.

:laugh: Nice to see her. But where are the others? Paula, Baby face? :unsure:

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I had one lamp available and turned it on (anyway these pictures are also edited)

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Post by Olga » October 19th, 2012, 10:08 pm

I have to check how the pictures look with just with very slight editing:

No tassel fur growing yet on the ear tops of Mops.

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..hm..bad, but not very very bad.. :D

We will see how the videos look like, and what youtube editor is able to do. Without edit they are almost black.



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Post by asteria » October 20th, 2012, 6:46 pm

The squirrel I met today and yesterday is completely ready for winter season:

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This squirrel ate sunflower seeds from my hands and took hazelnuts to hide them in the soil.

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Post by Olga » October 20th, 2012, 7:59 pm

Nice to see your squirrel, asteria! :rolleyes: It looks so fine!

My squirrels are still brown and they are afraid of me..well, but I haven't even tried to give seeds or nuts from my hand. They escape if they see my face or hand moving behind the glass.

I am not sure if I remember where you live... my memory... :puzzled:
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Post by Felis silvestris » October 20th, 2012, 8:01 pm

Olga, it's like with people! Over here during the day the temperature might go up to 17, 18° C during day (yesterday even over 20°), and you will find people wearing winter boots and winter coats already, but on the same road also those wearing half pants and t-shirts!
Mops has beautiful glossy fur, looks very well, and she's enjoying autumn, while the other one thought "I better wear my winter clothes now, it's cold in the morning!"
Wonderful photo!
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Post by asteria » October 20th, 2012, 8:32 pm

Olga wrote:Nice to see your squirrel, asteria! :rolleyes: It looks so fine!

My squirrels are still brown and they are afraid of me..well, but I haven't even tried to give seeds or nuts from my hand. They escape if they see my face or hand moving behind the glass.

I am not sure if I remember where you live... my memory... :puzzled:
I live in Moscow and the picture was made in the forest park near my home. There are a lot of squrrels there but only some of them eat from hands, others are wild.

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Post by Olga » October 20th, 2012, 11:47 pm

Oh, yes. it was Moscow! :thumbs: Your climate is different to ours, more continental.. Your summers are warmer than ours and your winters more cold.

Perhaps it is one reason why our squirrels are still brown, The Gulf Stream bring warm water to northern countries, and makers our winters not as cold as in Moscow.

Well, actually I don't know anymore! Climate change??.. Is it true already?? We have had more than 'never' (?) before , in last summer and now in fall, and all in all, now in fall time we have had more warm than it used to be in the earlier years as far as I do remember.. In Lapland people are skiing already though :shock: :puzzled:

It's raining now in the night, a lot. It was raining in the evening, the rain will go on til morning, Sunday will be rainy from morning to night.. etc etc..
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Post by Olga » October 23rd, 2012, 10:18 am

There was sun shine yesterday :shock:

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Fresh tracks of deer on the path:
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The last flowers blooming:
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Post by Lussi05 » October 24th, 2012, 8:24 pm

Olga wrote:The last flowers blooming:
The last of summer, a nice goodbye:)
Great pictures Olga, especially Nanu :thumbs:

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Post by macdoum » October 26th, 2012, 7:49 pm

Lovely photos Olga...I see you have some feet to clean (all four of Nanu) when you get home. :rotf:
Thanks for the last look at Squirrel Hill before the snow arrives. :thumbs:
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Post by Olga » October 27th, 2012, 12:38 am

:wave:

The first snow came yesterday, 26th October!

I made a video of driving home along the icy road with Nanu (some second of him at the end of the video)

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Post by macdoum » October 27th, 2012, 1:18 am

Olga,thank you for the drive. Nanu's eyes speak to you. :nod: Isn't she very well behaved in the car !!
I suppose that is just a sprinkle of snow compared to what happens later in winter ?
Are you ever cut off from the rest of the world when you have a metre of snow ? I wouldn't like that very much. So I am hoping....not too much for you this year... :thumbs:
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Post by alice44 » October 27th, 2012, 4:48 am

macdoum wrote:Lovely photos Olga...I see you have some feet to clean (all four of Nanu) when you get home. :rotf:
Thanks for the last look at Squirrel Hill before the snow arrives. :thumbs:
:D
I kept coming back to the muddy feet as well.

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Post by Lussi05 » October 27th, 2012, 6:37 pm

Olga, thank you for the drive with you and Nanu :wave: First snow already, I hope it`s just a little joke from mother nature :blush:

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Post by Felis silvestris » October 27th, 2012, 7:17 pm

What a wonderful drive through a landscape just a bit sprinkled with snow and a very well behaved Nanu! Thanks Olga! :wave: Superb music choice!
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