Autumn and Winter in Finland 2014 - 2015

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Re: Autumn and Winter in Finland 2014 - 2015

Post by Felis silvestris » December 25th, 2014, 3:09 pm

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Post by Olga » December 25th, 2014, 10:33 pm

Thank you, Felis for the photo. The squirrel looks good and cute, it's almost smiling :laugh:

Merry Christmas to you too!

We had sunshine today. Squirrels, and the pheasant visited only in the morning. Later I didn't see not one single squirrel. The snow is thick and soft and that's perhaps one reason why they do not move that much. There is here some hawk too. I have seen a brownish fast flying bird (rather tall, like 'crow'), not often, only once 1-2 weeks, if not even that often.

One of the morning visitors, the red tailed young looking squirrel:

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Post by Olga » December 25th, 2014, 11:00 pm

spatz wrote:the pheasant, has thought at olga I am protected for christmas. no frying pan for me
You are right, spatz! He is safe here on the hill. But elsewhere, in the forests outside the populated areas it is going on the pheasant official hunting season, from September to February.

:innocent: There is a Gray headed woodpecker on the apple tree! It was wholly motionless perhaps be cause it noticed me moving behind the window.

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Merry Christmas to you too, spatz!

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Post by Felis silvestris » December 26th, 2014, 9:10 am

Olga wrote:Thank you, Felis for the photo. The squirrel looks good and cute, it's almost smiling :laugh:

Merry Christmas to you too!
I got this fellow after he quickly went up the tree when a dog came along. He was kind of "smiling" down on the dog, and yes, my colleague and I had that kind of feeling too! :rotf:
We finally have a very thin layer of snow too, today morning! So a bit of winter feeling came along.

You got a lot of interesting visitors. The pheasant must know that he is safe on Squirrel Hill. But the different woodpeckers are also a treat to see!

Edit: by the way, we have two of this dark squirrels, this one without the ear tassels and the other one with ear tassels. But that one is so shy and quick, I did not get him photographed until now.
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Post by Lussi05 » December 31st, 2014, 11:29 pm

Happy New Year To All At Squirrel Hill :wave:
I wish you all the best in 2015.

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Post by Olga » January 1st, 2015, 12:03 am

Happy New Year from Squirrel Hill! It's 2015!!

It's Mrs Mops with her new tassels!! They are growing still!
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Post by Felis silvestris » January 1st, 2015, 12:04 am

Happy New Year to Squirrel Hill!
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Post by Margossa » January 1st, 2015, 12:24 am

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Happy New Year to all on Squirrel Hill! :loveshower:
I wish you health, peace, happiness and fulfillment of dreams in the New 2015 Year to everyone.
Thank you Olga for your all fantastic videos, photos and comments.
Thank you for sharing us the happy moments the life of the Squirrel Hill.


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Post by Olga » January 1st, 2015, 12:31 am

Thank you, Margossa, it's lovely!! :gathering:

What did I find (only now I'm checking which kind of squirrels I have caught on video lately..

:loveshower: It's Mops Jr!! The Coal tit, it is so brave.. :laugh:
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27th December 2014
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Post by Felis silvestris » January 1st, 2015, 12:36 am

This is really cute! :loveshower:
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Post by Olga » January 1st, 2015, 12:43 am

Here:

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Post by Olga » January 1st, 2015, 1:06 am

From the 30th December! :bounce: :bounce:

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Post by alice44 » January 1st, 2015, 8:31 am

have a Wonderful 2015

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Post by Manu » January 1st, 2015, 9:29 am

Happy new Year to you, Olga and to all friends of Squirrel Hill!!!

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Post by Margossa » January 1st, 2015, 10:08 pm

:hi:
Thank you Olga for splendid pictures and videos. :bow:
Mrs Mops and Mops Jr are lovely with their new long tassels.
Coal Tit, Great Tit and couple of Black Woodpeckers are beautiful too.
The trees covered by fresh snow look like landscape from a fairy tale The Snow Queen. :rolleyes:
In my area the snow is melting and I miss a real winter :(

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Post by alice44 » January 2nd, 2015, 10:23 am

Here is an amazingly cute little North American Red Squirrel -- it is a baby

ImagePhoto of the Week - American Red Squirrel (ME) by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region, on Flickr

In this case ME means Maine -- so the opposite side of the country from me.

I always think the European Red squirrels are the cutest, but this comes close.

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Post by Olga » January 7th, 2015, 12:35 am

Alice, it's really cute!! So a sweet pup! Thank you :wave:

Happy New Year to Looduskalender friends and to the Squirrel hill's squirrel friends!

Here the New Year night was ... huh... flashes and bombs, you know... :slap:
Squirrels were hideous for one, two days,
But now they are back!

Here we go again:

Castano on the 28th December and the 6th January 2015:
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Some pictures from last five days follow:
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Post by Olga » January 7th, 2015, 12:38 am

3rd January the temparature rose suddenly, it rained a lot and the snow vanished in one day:

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:shock: 4th January, after the rainy day and a windy night the ground was white again:

Temperature was -15C!
A pine branch fallen down by the wind in the night:
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Post by Olga » January 7th, 2015, 12:42 am

On the 6th January: Squirrels were hungry, they quequed around the house, and I could see up to four squirrels in one sight at best:

The pheasant was back too :2thumbsup:
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Mrs Mops:
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Charley (I think):
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Post by Lussi05 » January 8th, 2015, 6:39 pm

Thank you for the update from Squirrel Hill :wave: I'm very fascinated by the picture of the pheasant :nod:

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