Spring and summer in Finland 2014

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Post by Olga » July 17th, 2014, 10:05 pm

9th July

An other mother squirrel. She had a wound on the forehead and there is missing some fur around it. Today on the 17th July I saw her and the fur is growing back on her forehead, so the wound has recovered.



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Blue berries are ripe! The dirty mouths reveal the fact, and also some blue bird poop on the path stones in the garden.
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Post by Olga » July 17th, 2014, 10:11 pm

10th July

Mops Jr


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The special squirrel who prefers to use only one paw to eat a nut:



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Post by Olga » July 17th, 2014, 10:22 pm

10th July:

The grayish pup:



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It's probably the same as here beneath:

14th June:


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Post by Olga » July 17th, 2014, 10:30 pm

12th July

:slap: Four adults!
It was quite early in the morning. At first the feeder was empty, but as soon I filled it, they came, one after the other
They were queueing :D



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Post by Margossa » July 26th, 2014, 3:08 am

:hi:

Thank you Olga for lovely videos and pictures of squirrels. :bow:
They are very cute. Squirrel who use one paw for eat is awesome. :shock:
Thank you also for videos with Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon and Wood mouse. :thumbs:
Not only birds and squirrels are enthusiasts of blueberries. I like to eat blueberries too (especially with whipped cream). Image

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Post by Olga » July 28th, 2014, 8:32 pm

Hi, Margossa! Thanks!

Here is a story of a 'tail' :D

For seven-eight weeks ago his tail looked like this:

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29th June the tail looked like this

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Post by Olga » July 28th, 2014, 8:33 pm

..a story of a tail:


7th July:
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13th July A new tail coat has grown


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Post by Olga » July 28th, 2014, 8:35 pm

Today,
28th July the tail looks like this! :thumbs:

at 20:00

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I'll add a serie of screencaptures from the video. The squirrel looks very handsome now..

- Do you think it's safe to take a little crumb of a nut??
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Post by Olga » July 28th, 2014, 10:29 pm

The male squirrel with his new tail fur:

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Post by Olga » July 28th, 2014, 10:31 pm

continues, 28th July:

The male squirrel with his new tail fur:
It's a pity but I cannot recognoze him. He might be Oscar, but it is just a guess.

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Post by spatz » July 29th, 2014, 12:39 am

many thanks for the pictures and videos. how strange that fits cock not to squirrels. so much black. With me comes the squirrel for time little. Some time And arrived a black females (Püppi). Some times was a black animal there, but with completely different behavior. I do not know if it was Püppi. Children are not, unfortunately. let's see if me a black squirrel with red tail comes hi hi.
I wish you a good time.

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Post by alice44 » July 29th, 2014, 9:30 am

With the new tail, it looks almost a new squirrel.

(I also had lots of blue berries -- I ate mine with yoghurt.)

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Post by Margossa » July 30th, 2014, 1:33 am

:hi:
Thank you Olga for your beautiful pictures and videos. :bow:
It's very interesting how tail of squirrel changed in a few weeks. :shock:
Earlier I was worried that this squirrel is sick but now I see that he looks fantastic.
He is very handsome squirrel.

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Post by Olga » July 31st, 2014, 4:32 pm

Margossa, me too was a bit worried, but the new fur coat begun to be seen quite fast. It has happened in the earlier summers too, that some squirrel loose not only the tassel fur, but also the tail fur. It is relieveng to see how beautiful tails all squirrels have now. Soon begin the tassels return too! My goodnes, it means that :cry: summer does not last forever!

It has been a very hot July this year, it's the hottest in 26 years.
Strange, but June was the coldest one in some decades! :slap:

I haven't taken as much videos as I could have been able. I desided not interfere that much in the life of squirrels, espesially in the life of pups! They will move elsewhere, most of them have done it earlier.

One day in the beginning of July I opened window to put more nut crumbs on the paltform. Suddenly a little head pushed from the feeder. It was a pup that I had not noticed that it was there. The little squirrel opened the moth and it took taste from my finger! :rotf: Actually it did not bite the finger... But wondered woul they become too tame??? I do not want them to become tame, to become too dependent on nuts! This has been my consern... it is the same with birds! Small birds, the chicks and fleglings need other food too, flies, mosquitos, worms etc without any question.

Wood pigeons seem have begun their migration?? I haven't seen them lately.

Some videos from July follow..
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Post by Olga » July 31st, 2014, 4:34 pm

13th July

What birds is this ?? :puzzled:


The gray pup

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14th an unknown small bird


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Post by Olga » July 31st, 2014, 4:35 pm

14th July a Mom squirrel & a pup


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Post by Olga » July 31st, 2014, 4:41 pm

19th July
A Blue tit chick & Common finch chick.
The beginning of summer was so cold that the breeding of some small birds failed??



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21st July two pups,
they are growing


They seem to have eaten blueberries too!
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Post by Olga » July 31st, 2014, 4:57 pm

29th July

It's one of the pups, half grownup??

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Post by Olga » July 31st, 2014, 5:02 pm

31st July:

Thunder weather and rain went by Squirrel hill. It may begin in the evening though. Rain would be needed!
We were a bit scared that some heavy storm come and hurt the trees of the hill - the weather proadcast warned that today the most heavy thunder storms will be strongest in this summer. We were lucky here on the hill, until now! :bow:

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One of the small birches looks not good:
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Post by Olga » July 31st, 2014, 6:38 pm

Some of the Woodpeckers still visit. Here is one of this summer's fldeglings taking water:

30th July:

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