Autumn and Winter in Finland 2014 - 2015

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Re: Autumn and Winter in Finland 2014 - 2015

Post by Olga » December 21st, 2014, 10:28 pm

:wave: Some 'old' screenshots:

Paula is there on the right, but who is her company :puzzled: I'm not sure.. but on of the regular visitors she is.



The original screenshot looked like this. It was a really dark day.
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12th December
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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2014, 10:28 pm

14th December



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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2014, 10:31 pm

There was some snow, but it vanished in some hours.

It seems to be the same one as on the 12th and 14th..

16th December:



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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2014, 10:33 pm

Yesterday the 20th December

Paula:


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Post by spatz » December 21st, 2014, 10:38 pm

olga
thank you for the pictures. snow brings more brightness, which is good for photography. I believe in us comes no snow for Christmas. is 21:12. winter solstice?

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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2014, 10:47 pm

spatz wrote:olga
thank you for the pictures. snow brings more brightness, which is good for photography. I believe in us comes no snow for Christmas. is 21:12. winter solstice?
Yes, if I am right so the most dark day of the year will be tomorrow, on Monday.
The day is hardly six hours long!

sunrise at 9.24
sunset at 15.13
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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2014, 11:15 pm

One more 'old' video (pictures are on the previous page)

14th December, taken at 9:54 in the morning.

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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2014, 11:58 pm

It's winter!



For one and a half an hour later:

Mops Jr:
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There are here two Black woodpeckers who visit our garden only in winter time!
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Post by Olga » December 22nd, 2014, 9:38 pm

For ten minutes ago!

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Earlier in the afternoon there were several guests. The first one was Paula!
After her I saw four squirrels at same time, two were on the platform and two were sitting on the ground under the other feeder.



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Post by Olga » December 22nd, 2014, 9:45 pm

I didn't manage to get the four squirrels on the same video.





The visitors were Castano, Mr Spock and.. well, :dunno: some of the about seven familiar visitors.

Mr Spock was there at first. Castano insisted to get nut cake, but he was cautious.
At last Mr Spock accepted him.

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Post by Olga » December 22nd, 2014, 9:45 pm

Castano went back and forth several times..

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Post by Olga » December 24th, 2014, 3:56 pm

:loveshower:

The new guest was there from 15 to 16!

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Happy Christmas Eve from Squirrel Hill!



Carol of the Bells - The Rick Webb Family..

It got down two of the last summer's black apples, and it seemed to me that it ate them with good taste. Anyway it picked the sun flower seeds which small birds have fallen on the snow.
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Post by Manu » December 24th, 2014, 8:03 pm

Merry Christmas to Olga and all inhabitants of Squirrel Hill. And Merry Christmas to all friends of Squirrel Hill :wave:
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I took these pictures in summer 2014 while a was waiting to catch the kingfisher.

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Post by Olga » December 24th, 2014, 9:11 pm

:loveshower: OMG this squirrel on those photos is so wise looking, expressive and lively! She/looks also like kind and curious. Thank you, Manu, for these photos!

I didn't see any squirrel on the platform today. Hubby told that he saw three squirrels on the kitchen side, but I was still sleeping :D The day was rather busy. I drove to the stores one more time, baked and made Christmas dinner preparations.

Then suddenly I noticed the pheasant...
hah-haa.. I thought: ... there it goes, our 'steak'! :mrgreen: :rotf: It was so big and fat.

We have never before seen that bird here in Squirrell hill.

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Post by Olga » December 24th, 2014, 9:18 pm

One more video of the pheasant, a tall and a solemn new visitor in Squirrel hill.
It's taken before the pheasant noticed that he cold fall down those black apples..



One video from yesterday:

A Black woodpecker and a Blackbird, several Blue tits and a Coal tit couple eating the same coconut fat ball:

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Post by Margossa » December 25th, 2014, 5:54 am

Dear Olga Image
Merry Christmas to you and your family and to all on Squirrel Hill.
I wish Happy Holidays to all friends of Squirrel Hill.

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Post by Margossa » December 25th, 2014, 6:20 am

:hi:
Thank you Olga for your lovely videos and pictures of squirrel. :bow:
I like to watch these cute animals. Each one of them is unique.
Thank you also for wonderful photos and videos of winter birds. :thumbs:
Pheasant on your videos is awesome. I have never seen this bird in the nature.
Thank you very much everybody for your beautiful photos, videos, interesting links and comments. :bow:

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Post by Olga » December 25th, 2014, 11:48 am

Thank you for your interest, Margossa - :rolleyes:

Yes, squirrels are individuals and personalities.

There the pheasant was again, at 10:00. He was digging seeds from the snow - and there there were three squirrels on the platform at same time.


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Post by spatz » December 25th, 2014, 12:40 pm

all the dwellers of squirrel hill

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Post by spatz » December 25th, 2014, 1:03 pm

the pheasant, has thought at olga I am protected for christmas. no frying pan for me

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