Spring and summer in Finland 2014

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Post by Olga » July 1st, 2014, 8:22 pm

28th June the Mother Squirrel



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pregnant? :D
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Post by Olga » July 1st, 2014, 8:24 pm

29th June

Tail fur fashion in summer time



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Post by Olga » July 1st, 2014, 10:11 pm

1st July!

The spotted female has got summer fur!

The Spotted Mom on the first June:
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This is how she looked on the 13th June:

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Spotted Mom on the 15th June:

She had an injury, a wound think, on her left side of the mouth, but you will see that it has recovered.
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Post by Olga » July 1st, 2014, 10:19 pm

On the 19th June the scar could be seen very well:
the wound was covered by dry blood, the injury was not that big...but there was a time when cheek was rather swollen, and I was so afraid!! :slap:


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Today there is almost nothing to see!! :loveshower:

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She has been visiting regularly..

The Spotted Mom for ten days ago, 22nd June:

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Today, the 1st July:

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She had company:
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Post by Olga » July 1st, 2014, 10:22 pm

1st July Spotted mom has no spots anymore, and her injury has recovered.
To change the fur took about seven week.



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Post by macdoum » July 2nd, 2014, 3:49 am

She looks lovely now....the Spotted Mum. :thumbs:
Good healing on her cheek.
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Post by Lussi05 » July 3rd, 2014, 8:12 pm

Nice to see that Spotted (almost like silver:) Mum is fine. And she had company of a Spotted Woodpecker :thumbs:
Thank you for beautiful pictures and videos, I hope the summer gets warmer at Squirrel Hill :nod:

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Post by Olga » July 5th, 2014, 9:38 pm

In this summer there seems to be here more pups than in any earlier summer.

2nd July:

..a grayish pup


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..a bit reddish pup


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Post by Olga » July 5th, 2014, 9:40 pm

2nd July

A big gray guest :D

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Post by Olga » July 5th, 2014, 9:57 pm

3rd July

The smallest guest ever: Wood mouse



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It took one nut in her mouth and left.
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Post by Olga » July 5th, 2014, 9:59 pm

3rd July

One of the smallest pups:



It looks out quite different in different position.

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Post by Olga » July 5th, 2014, 10:11 pm

4th July Siblings



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Post by Olga » July 5th, 2014, 10:14 pm

4th July



Alone, at first:

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Post by alice44 » July 6th, 2014, 10:30 am

:shock:

it says the wood mouse is mostly nocturnal so I guess you were lucky to see it. :laugh:

Even thought the mouse was much smaller, it helps to show the pups are not so very big.

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Post by Olga » July 7th, 2014, 8:27 pm

Yes, we know that there is some Wood mice living under the path stones. This was a rare view!
I have been keeping the feeder clean, and I change the water several times a day.
Now there is a new plastic cover on the feeder floor. It's easy take off and wash!


6th July

...an adult female


... a pup and an adult 2


...an adult



Paula the Grand Mother - Is it really Paula for sure?? I can't be 100% sure.
She has to be quite old.. :slap: But she looks like her.

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Post by Olga » July 7th, 2014, 8:28 pm

7th July

the interesting tail fashion
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Post by Olga » July 7th, 2014, 8:31 pm

Today I noticed that one of the squirrels had a peculiar way to eat the nut. It used the paw like hand and the toes like fingers.
It looked as if it had been licking icecream!



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Post by Olga » July 7th, 2014, 8:33 pm

..the nut on the right hand

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..left hand

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..right hand
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..left hand

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Post by Olga » July 7th, 2014, 8:36 pm

7th July - I havn't seen this way to eat nuts earlier.




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Post by Olga » July 17th, 2014, 10:04 pm

:wave: Long time, no see...
8th July

A mother, seemingly.

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