Autumn and Winter in Finland 2014 - 2015

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Post by spatz » October 29th, 2014, 10:18 am

hi olga
did your last picture a little brighter with a photo program. a visitor of my nut tree

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Post by Felis silvestris » October 29th, 2014, 10:03 pm

A lot of traffic at your feeders, Olga. I have seen one of our squirrels today, balancing on a fence. But too far away for trying to take a photo, though it would be funny to show how they use their tail left and right to stay on top of the thin wire. :rotf:
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Post by Olga » October 30th, 2014, 11:02 am

:wave: What a great phtograph taken in nature! Thank you, spatz!
spatz wrote:hi olga
did your last picture a little brighter with a photo program. a visitor of my nut tree

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This is how the original video screen capture looked like, 27th October late afternoon:

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My camera's brightness setting does not work well. Only if I take photograph, I am able to increase ligh:

This is photo:
It was in the afternoon, Phantom was there. The lighting is natural:

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One screen capture from video during the same lunch, at 15:30:

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Post by alice44 » October 30th, 2014, 11:22 am

He's a cutie.

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Post by Olga » October 30th, 2014, 11:32 am

Margossa wrote::hi:

Thank you Olga for your lovely videos and pictures of squirrels. :bow:
Thank you also for wonderful video of autumn on Squirrel Hill. :thumbs:
I'm very happy that I can to see so many squirrels at your feeders.
It's nice when new squirrels find this little paradise in your garden. ♥♥♥
It's interesting that squirrels have various shades of grey, red and brown fur. Each of them is different.
I also saw Great Tits, Blue Tits and Coal Tit on your videos.
Your home made fat balls must be very tasty. :D

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Thanks for interest, Margossa. It's very interesting how different color the fur can be, and tassels too are different!

Also a couple of wood peckers can be seen, one mag pie and tree sparrows on the kitchen side.
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Post by spatz » October 30th, 2014, 3:14 pm

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Post by Olga » October 30th, 2014, 8:41 pm

:wave: Here follow the videos which have been waiting to be submitted:

28th October
edit on the 7th November: it is Mops, Mrs Mops!

The red female(?) with no tassels yet



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Post by Olga » October 30th, 2014, 8:42 pm

29th October

The Kitchen side pup. It was a rather windy day.



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Post by Olga » October 30th, 2014, 8:45 pm

29th Oct Phantom squirrel



I you don't mind I repeat the Phantom picture - I edited it a bit with Picasa (additonal light and contrast):

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Post by Olga » October 30th, 2014, 8:50 pm

29th October

Paula


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Post by Olga » October 30th, 2014, 9:04 pm

Today I saw two squirrels, they were Mr Spock and Castano.

But I had no possibility to use camera at the moment. I have been mostly driving around Kirkkonummi.

Having returned at home today I saw the Wood pecker:

30th October



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Post by Olga » October 31st, 2014, 11:32 pm

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Squirrels of today:

I just wonder how this squirrels resembles Mr Mops!.. the face.. :slap:
The certain trait there on the cheek close to the nose. Like a 'smile'. She looks like Mrs Mops! It is true that these two resembled each other and I have called Mr Mops as Mrs Mops and other way round.
The fur color is special red, dark red. Mother and her offspring?

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This one resembles Mr Phantom, but I think that it is not him.
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This I think is Oscar..
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and he is Mr Spock
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She has to be one of of the pups of last spring or summer..
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Post by Margossa » October 31st, 2014, 11:49 pm

:hi:
Thank you Olga for magnificent pictures and videos. :loveshower:
Red squirrel without tassels is charming.
Phantom squirrel is very handsome.
Paula, Oscar, Mr. Spock, Mr. Mops (?) and pups are also lovely.
Woodpecker likes your hand made fat ball too.
Thank you also spatz for your splendid picture of squirrel. :thumbs:

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Post by Olga » November 1st, 2014, 10:49 am

It may be Mrs Mops! She used to be a very beautiful female, now she looks sweet of course. She has some scar on the back.


pictures to come, fresh and some old pics

Mrs Mops in the spring 2012:

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Mrs Mops used to 'steal' nuts in her mouth and then hurry to hide them in the garden..Now we have seen her taking the whole fat ball a couple of times.. :laugh:

:thumbs: The cute thief, Mrs Mops on the 31st October 2014:

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Post by Olga » November 1st, 2014, 10:51 am

31st October
Oscar:



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Post by Olga » November 1st, 2014, 10:51 am

straight after Oscar one more male, Mr Spock



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Post by Olga » November 1st, 2014, 10:52 am

A tall gray male supposedly



Is it Phantom or not?? :dunno:

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:slap: This is Phantom for sure, on the 29th October:

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We have to wait..
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Post by Olga » November 1st, 2014, 10:53 am

The whole gray young female:



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Post by macdoum » November 2nd, 2014, 3:17 am

Olga such wonderful photographs & videos of all your squirrel family there on The Hill.
They are a constant of beautiful wildlife in our troubled world. :bow:
Now who is the one with long tassels in your avatar ?
You probably told us but I don't remember. :slap:
Did you notice how all the squirrels took at you,they know you are there and they are not afraid. :nod: :thumbs:
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Post by Olga » November 2nd, 2014, 11:02 am

macdoum, it's her:

A picture from the 9th November 2009:

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I have read that some of red squirrels may live 6-7 years.

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24rt October 2009:
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She was called Long ear. Next year I begun to name her as Silk ear:
September 2011:
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That photo is from the time when this pup appeared at the feeder in September. I was sure that Silk ear was her offspring:

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She used have some other name too.. But I am just sure that this one is the squirrel on my avatar: it's Paula.

At last Silk ear got the name Paula. She had an injury on her paw, and one day I just happened to say, there she is, the one with the Paw.. Pawla! And this is how she got the name. It's Paula!
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