Spring and summer in Finland 2014

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Post by Olga » September 30th, 2014, 5:08 pm

The next visitor today was an adult female! But is she??

She has some dirty on her mouth corner. It's blueberry jam, I think! :laugh:

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Post by Olga » October 2nd, 2014, 10:20 pm

1st October

:wave: Is it Oscar?? I think it is.



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Post by Olga » October 2nd, 2014, 10:24 pm

'Dirty mouth Female'.. I have a though who she might be.. but i'm still unsure. Anyway her ears are not very big :D



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There is dry blueberry jam just a bit left on the right side, the left side is quite dirty still.
I saw her today again, on the 2nd October.


this video is edited by youtube automat editor. The result was too 'strong', not natural. I have changed it back 'not edited'.
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Post by Olga » October 2nd, 2014, 10:47 pm

Today I made only one video. I think Castano is back!

He is very shy. He does not accept me not for one second if he finds me.

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Post by Felis silvestris » October 3rd, 2014, 11:06 pm

Nice to see Castano back, maybe with time passing he will get a bit more trusting again. But your fatballs look very delicious. Do you make them yourself? They will be the hit of next winter, I'm sure!
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Post by Olga » October 5th, 2014, 12:08 am

Felis, yes, I do the peanut balls in the kitchen! I need an empty milk carton, 40 cm iron wire, broken peanuts and hulled sunflower seeds and 100% pure coconut butter.

I melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove. It's melts easily in low temperature- . Then I pour the nuts and seeds in the pan and mix all together. After that I just pour the mixture in the milk carton with iron wire inside through the bottom of the milk cartoon, and there it is.

As soon as the cake has cooled down I put the packet in the fridge. In some hours the delicacy is ready to put inside a nylon net, and hang it outdoors.

I found the recipe from youtube in last spring as the markets didn't sell fat balls anymore! I didn't find the video anymore.

Yesterday I saw Charley, just shortly...(today he was there again! :loveshower: )

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Post by Olga » October 5th, 2014, 12:12 am

Straight after Charley came a new male squirrel. It had grayish back fur, and the tassels were already quite long.

I have no idea who it might be. Perhaps one of the pups from last summer?? He is handsome!

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Post by Olga » October 5th, 2014, 12:13 am

Who are you? :slap: It could be 'Long tassel - Mr Spock', but the time will show!

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Post by macdoum » October 5th, 2014, 1:00 am

Olga I am very happy to see that Charley is still there. :hi: To an old friend.

Thank you for the recipe for the fatballs,I will share it with my friends,if you don't mind ?

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Post by Lussi05 » October 5th, 2014, 3:21 pm

I have also wondered about your fat balls Olga, they look so tasty and fresh. I will try your recipt too, thank you for sharing it.

Great pictures and videos. The squirrels love your fat balls, and the Great Tit want them too:)

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Post by Olga » October 5th, 2014, 9:13 pm

About the recipe: the relation of the coconut butter and seeds is not exact. You can use more or less of the the melted butter. As the seeds become 'wet' of butter, it's enough. The cake will hold in one peace. But if you like, you can use more of butter, you will see that everything will be eaten.

Today I saw Charley in the afternoon and Mr Spock (probably it's him, the male with special long tassels in the winter, anyway the body fur and the dark, almost black tassels reminds me of Mr Spock.




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Post by Olga » October 5th, 2014, 9:14 pm

Mr Spock.. probably. If the the tassels grow longer that the ones of others, he is our familiar Mr Spock.



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Post by Olga » October 6th, 2014, 11:25 pm

Yesterday I was renovating a bit the feeder. Now there is a new platform.

Today I saw two male squirrels. I'm not sure who they are. The first ne could be.. well.. I do not dare to say .. :rolleyes:

Middle brown tassels


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Post by Olga » October 6th, 2014, 11:30 pm

10 minutes after the first one came he, a male with darker brown tassels.



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He has a slice on the right ear blade. Is it MopsJr? Of course some else could have a slice there too..
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Post by Olga » October 7th, 2014, 9:02 pm

:shock: Is it Paula??

How could it be.. She would be about four or more years old. Is it possible?
anyway this squirrel resembles her.



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Post by Olga » October 7th, 2014, 9:03 pm

This beautiful red fur female reminds me of Titian:



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Post by Margossa » October 8th, 2014, 1:56 am

:hi:
Thank you Olga for your fantastic videos and pictures of squirrels. Image Image
I'm happy that I see Mops Jr., Oscar, Castano, Charley, Mr. Spock, Paula, Titian and others squirrels.
I missed them. Their autumnal fur looks beautiful.
Story of lost fat ball is super. :thumbs:
Squirrel looked very happy when he found it on the ground. He was very proud when was carrying big piece of fat ball to home. :D
On the several your videos I also saw Great Tit and Blue Tit.
Thank you for picture of Nappu. She is lovely.
Thank you also for the fat ball recipe. :2thumbsup:

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Post by Olga » October 8th, 2014, 10:50 pm

:wave: Hello, Margossa, you are welcome! From July to the beginning of September there were almost none of squirrels to see. Only seldom I noticed a squirrel tail that vanished into the hazel bushes. Now they seem to be back, one after the other. :loveshower:

Some of the familiar squirrels behave a bit different as earlier, they are more alert, they have become more wild or how to say. That's a good sign, I think. They are normal countryside forest squirrels. They just take advantage of my nut service.


Today I saw three squirrels:

A small young male. The face and nose remind me of a pup from the summer 2012 :innocent: , named then Drop as it had a sweet wet nose. haha.. :laugh: but the presence of this squirrel and his face look so familiar to me.

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Post by Olga » October 8th, 2014, 10:56 pm

Drop, a wet nosed pup, it was rainy summer day 2012:

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..a pup darkish nose top..
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Post by Olga » October 8th, 2014, 10:57 pm

2: The same bud..



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