Spring and summer in Finland 2014

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Spring and summer in Finland 2014

Post by Felis silvestris » March 28th, 2014, 10:30 pm

Olga has seen the first flowers of spring ...

A wonderful spring and summer to everyone on Squirrel Hill! I hope we will get to see a new generation of squirrels and also all of the "old" faces show up once in a while!
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Post by macdoum » March 29th, 2014, 3:57 am

:gathering: Felis Thank you...now its Olgas turn. :wave: Happy spring & summer to Olga & all the squirrels,dogs,birds and people on Squirrel Hill :loveshower:
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Post by Olga » March 29th, 2014, 5:48 pm

It's spring!

The first flowers on the southern side of the hill:
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A spruce harmed by a winter strom is still there down the hill by the post boxes:
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A view up to the house seen from the little Hill road:
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Post by Lussi05 » March 29th, 2014, 7:24 pm

Beautiful pictures of Hepatica nobles - liverleaf and the surroundings on Squirrel Hill :loveshower:

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Post by Manu » March 29th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Hi Olga and all others, nice to see you again. Spring is definitely arrived, it's great :loveshower:

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Post by Olga » March 29th, 2014, 8:24 pm

I have some videos from last week:

24 th March

A Wood pigeon couple seems to visit the garden every day:



28th March.

Wood pigeons, a Black bird and a Finch



27th March
Mr Cocoa the small ear:



Mr Cocoa:
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Post by Olga » March 29th, 2014, 8:27 pm

Today

29th March a short visit by mr Long tassel:
It could be Castano too. The lightning is difficult.
Castano is not that shy.. hm.. I can't say for sure.




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Post by Olga » March 29th, 2014, 8:39 pm

Nanu has been at veterinarian, he had some back pain. The vet proposed that it's will be the time for him not to make very long walks.
He has got good medicine and feel much better as you can see.

Nappu was in Nuuksio National park.

29th March

Alone with Nanu at home



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Next week we will go to the trimmer to brush his fur for summer time. For the moment the fur looks.. hm..fun... :D
The light brown under wear fur is pushing loose..(how to say, but you do understand what I mean. Lappish dogs have
the two layers of fur coat, and the lower one falls away for one time in a year, in the spring, female dogsloose the under coat also when they have heat time.
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Post by Felis silvestris » March 29th, 2014, 8:55 pm

Nanu looks good, even with his a bit shaggy fur. I understand what you want to say, Olga, many animals have a winter fur and a summer fur. They shed the winter one, sometimes need a bit of help.

So nice to see spring on Squirrel Hill! :nod: I hope it is going to be a good year! :wave:
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Post by Olga » March 29th, 2014, 9:38 pm

Thanks, Felis! Nanu is :slap: an old dog.. my little baby dog has reached the age of 15 years. Let's hope that next summer is fine, not too hot, not too dry not too wet either.. :D

The ground is still hard and icy. It's not much one is able to go there in the garden.
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Post by Margossa » March 30th, 2014, 1:07 am

:hi:

Thank you Olga for beautiful picture of spring flowers. :bow:
I see that in your area spring finally returned.
You are lucky. :thumbs: I saw only a few times Wood pigeons because they are very timid birds.
Thank you also for wonderful videos and pictures of squirrels.
:loveshower: It's nice to see Nanu in your garden. He looks good and happy. Nanu is very handsome dog.

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Post by Manu » March 30th, 2014, 4:02 am

Nanu looks so lovely. I hope his back pain will not be too bad.

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Post by Bea » March 30th, 2014, 9:41 am

Olga - liverwort makes one feel like spring, doesn´t it? They are so lovely flowers.

In the video Nanu moves "relaxed" ... sometimes our old fellows need a bit of treatment, too. When my doggie (10,5 years old and a big dog) gets up a bit harder on some day, I know how he feels, because I do get up harder on some days meanwhile, too :laugh:

Hope that squirrels on Squirrel Hill have a "rich" spring and summer :shake:
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Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2014, 1:36 pm

I was a short while at home, and Paula was there. I saw her nipples - do you know what it means - :loveshower: There are Paula's new born pups somewhere!

I was hurry, decided to take a short video, and suddenly she jumped almost on my nose! :rotf:


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Huh, now I ahve to run!!!

edit: I'll add the videos if Paula here:







25 cm far from my face :D behind the glass though
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Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2014, 5:02 pm

It's really spring:

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'Gracy' people spending time and fishing on a thin ice cover on the lake Whitträsk in Southerbn Finland, some 8 km from Squirrel hill:

..it's a fact that it is very dangerous... some people have already lost their life as the ice has broken under them in this spring..Well perhaps those people today have suitable equipments to get from the water..

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Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2014, 6:36 pm

A surprising news! :laugh:

Mrs Titian is not Mrs Titian, it's the 'original Mops', from the spring and summer 2012! It has to be. How to prove the question??

Anyway I am 98,9 % sure of this.

I watched videos whinch are waiting, and these screen captures, and some certain old pictures were rising up in my memory,.. Mops, a very good looking squirrel female with a special expression like a 'smile' on her face, deep red brown fur and dark, almost black tassels.. you will see. It's true, that she resembles our Mops Jr! The original Mops is back!! :loveshower:

Mops ( she got a temporary name 'Mrs Titian' for some weeks) on the 1st April 2014:
it's perhaps the same with Mrs Titian, yesterday:

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Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2014, 6:48 pm

This is Mrs Mops :laugh:









Mops Jr resembles her, and that's why he got the name Mops Jr (he has not been seen lately, as well as are some other males seen just seldom...)
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Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2014, 6:51 pm

Mrs Mops above on the previous videos is the same squirrel as here:

2012 in the spring:
There behind the link you can see several pictures of Mrs Mops in April and May 2012, but also a collection of pictures from earlier in the spring 2012. It was then she got the name "Mops" b c of the shape of her body.. :laugh:

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Post by spatz » April 2nd, 2014, 10:09 pm

:hi:
what a good news by paula. eventually their children will definitely come to you. everything good for your old man nanu, he's such a nice teddy.

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Post by Olga » April 2nd, 2014, 11:14 pm

Yes, it possible that the squirrel, as an example, who was named as Mops Jr is an offspring of Mrs Mops (their color and face simiraties!..remember, this just an opinion, not any 'knowledge'), and that's why he, the young male has moved further to search a fianche not too close relative to him. Baby face is (might be) Paula's offspring, and he too has moved. But it is possible that they return as soon as the mating time is over... Well, squirrel females deliver 2-3 litter between spring and summer. Let's hope we will see them, Baby face and Mops Jr, before next fall!

BTW, I saw Charley yesterday. A video is waiting.
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