Autumn and Winter in Finland 2014 - 2015

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Post by Olga » October 12th, 2014, 11:49 pm

After some hours the same squirrel came back, hungry again :laugh:

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Post by Lussi05 » October 13th, 2014, 8:23 am

Olga wrote: :laugh: The cute thief used all his/her strength to get the nut ball out of the bag
After all the hard work,mye finally made it :thumbs: :D




Bea - please be careful with the raisins, they may be toxic for animals. My colleague's dog ate raisins last autumn, and he almost died. They can contain fungal spores (right word???)

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Post by alice44 » October 13th, 2014, 10:07 am

I think grapes (and more so raisins) are mostly dangerous to dogs. The racoons and rats and possums and birds seems to enjoy them with no problems. I have virtually no squirrels (there are too many horrible cars) so I don't know anything about squirrels.

All my searches only mentioned dogs and cats (but I can hardly imagine a cat eating a raisin or a grape).

(My grapes will probably become juice sometime this week.)

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Post by Bea » October 13th, 2014, 10:26 am

Yes, Lussi, thanks for your warning - I know that grapes and raisins are dangerous for dogs, when they eat more of it.
The calcium level in their blood will raise and they will get problems with their kidneys.
My doggie is no friend of fruits (except water-melon in hot summers :D ). But he loves vegetables, and also here are some kinds of veggies which are not good for dogs.

Raisins are not dangerous for birds, and they love them! - fortunately I have a shop for animal food close here, and they sell special food-raisins for birds. They are not treated with chemicals or preservatives.
Raisins for humans, which you can buy in every supermarket, are nearly all chemically treated with sulphur, except you buy bio-quality (more expensive).
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Post by Olga » October 13th, 2014, 6:07 pm

Here is a little Autumnal video to celebrate the new season! It's a kind of a drama for the nature when all those colors vanish, and one morning the snow is there instead.


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Post by Felis silvestris » October 13th, 2014, 9:01 pm

Lovely video, Olga! Thank you for sharing the impressions from Squirrel Hill!
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"You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals" (Paul McCartney)



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Post by Olga » October 13th, 2014, 9:41 pm

Squirrels of today:

Charley (anyway it's of same tone of gold brown fur color )??



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Post by Olga » October 13th, 2014, 9:50 pm

:puzzled: Who is he?? It's not Castano. Castanos' fur is dark red brown all around still.

At first I thought he could be MrSpock, but it's not him either.
MrSpock appeared some minutes after this 'dark face' (Mustanaamio - "Phantom" :laugh: ) male squirrel. MrSpock has a 'typical' expression on his face, look forwards..




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Post by Olga » October 13th, 2014, 10:02 pm

He is Mr Spock, I think. We will see how long the tassels grow!





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I think this one is the same squirrel, Mr Spock on 21st October 2013.

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Post by alice44 » October 14th, 2014, 7:32 am

I don't know if this will be visible (I think it is public facebook page). It is a link to a cute video of Chipmunks collecting acorns.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1147376688640019

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Post by Olga » October 14th, 2014, 1:33 pm

Alice, it opens.

They are cuties. No luck of acorns! :laugh:
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Post by Olga » October 14th, 2014, 10:08 pm

Paula was there early in the morning!



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Post by Olga » October 14th, 2014, 10:10 pm

Rather late in the evening, I happened to hear that there was someone..
It's a photo taken with flash light. Not a very good photo..

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Post by alice44 » October 15th, 2014, 9:13 am

I am glad you got a chance to see it.


By the light of the flash you can see the grey fur.

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Post by Olga » October 16th, 2014, 10:10 pm

Yes, this squirrel was gray! But it seems that there are several different fur colors during these weeks: dark brown (Castano is not gray yet at all), red brown (Titian), 'spotted' ( I don not know him/her, not yet), light brown (ocra) etc.. Some of the squirrels has tassels already but some others not at all..

Yesterday:

Paula. Her fur is still brown, but she is rather aged, so the tone is grayish especially the face.
I am so happy that she is still there and seems to be alright.


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Post by Olga » October 16th, 2014, 10:17 pm

Who is it?? :puzzled:



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Post by Olga » October 16th, 2014, 10:20 pm

15th Oct
a gray spotted male, but who??



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Post by Olga » October 16th, 2014, 10:23 pm

A young male, probably on of the pups of last spring and summer..



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The profile of this young male reminds me of the profile of Baby Face when he was young.. (where is he?? I haven't seen him for five months or so?? :unsure:
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Post by Olga » October 20th, 2014, 11:12 am

It's getting colder.
16th October:

This female squirrel resembles Paula, but the nose is short, it's young.




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Post by Olga » October 20th, 2014, 11:17 am

Cocoa:



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