Winter 2015/16 on Squirrel Hill in Finland

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Post by Olga » March 11th, 2016, 10:42 pm

:puzzled: I'm not quite sure. But he could be Mr Spock. Anyway he is visiting daily. The beautiful long tassels reveal him, but the sunshine makes the fur color look 'different'. It has been cloudy for weeks!

I'll wash the window as soon as it is warmer. For the moment my window is too dirty! :blush:

This one is Mrs Mops! I know her face color and tassels:
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Post by Olga » March 28th, 2016, 9:27 pm

Hello :wave: It's spring :headroll:

For five days ago I saw the first Wood pigeon of this year!
For the moment there is only one of them to see.

Today I caught him on video!
sorry, the video is not of the best quality..



The pigeon seems to be hungry, of course. How long has the migration journey been back on Squirrel hill been, I don't know.
But anyway. Welcome back home!
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Post by Olga » March 28th, 2016, 9:32 pm

For two weeks ago there was snow still:

13th March 2016

Mr Mops propably


Mr Mops and Charley



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Post by Olga » March 28th, 2016, 9:33 pm

18th March

Charley at first, then Mr Mops.
It's my dog Nappu whining in the beginning on the background.



Charley. He could hear Nappu's voice behind the glass..:
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Mr Mops:

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Post by Olga » March 28th, 2016, 9:44 pm

25th March:

An unidentified red squirrel with a rather short tail. It reminds me of one my favorire squirrel, Baby face! :unsure:
I can't believe that it's him, it is so long time since I saw him..



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Hm.. :puzzled: Was Charley there too?? Well, there are of course other not very gray but gold brownish male squirrels, not only Charley. This one could be Oscar also.

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There are many squirrels whom I can't recognize ... some of the last summer's pups may be around??

Almost all snow has melted!
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Post by Olga » March 28th, 2016, 9:48 pm

28th March

So, there is already the Wood pigeon video from today.
I took one little video more of a squirrel in sun shine:

Mr Mops



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The snow has melted fast!
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Post by Olga » April 3rd, 2016, 5:26 pm

:wave:
2nd April: Now there has been seen here two wood pigeins:
Wood pigeon couple


They look so lovely while walking side by side around the house.
I love their voices too!

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Post by Olga » April 3rd, 2016, 5:28 pm

The first squirrel of today, the 3rd April:



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Post by Olga » April 3rd, 2016, 5:30 pm

the 2nd squirrel of today was a rather tall female. It means.. :chick: <-- it means a squirrel pup!! :nod:



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Post by Olga » April 3rd, 2016, 5:39 pm

The next one looked a bit strange. I have seen him/her? earlier too, but now got it on video. The tail is not 'normal'. It seems shorter than it should be. Perhaps it has just lost the tail top fur?? I can't say.. :slap: On the other hand it looks very normal, a beautiful and lively red squirrel:

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:unsure: poor of you, what have you experienced??
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two little videos follow.. on next post
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Post by Olga » April 3rd, 2016, 5:44 pm

continues..

the 3rd squirrel

tail top fur missing ??

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Post by Olga » April 3rd, 2016, 5:49 pm

After that squirrel (I have called him/her as Töpö, something like Stump in English) visited this one, a light gray long tailed squirrel:

4th squirrel:

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Post by Birdfriend » April 8th, 2016, 9:14 pm

Thank you, Olga, for your continuous work with videos and pics around of your home. I like to see it. :wave:
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Post by Olga » April 8th, 2016, 10:41 pm

:wave: You are welcome, birdfriend!

During these days I have been busy.. you know: there are so many wonderful news and new web cameras to watch!
I have taken some videos of squirrels, and I'll post them here sooner or later, before summer is here!

Squirrels are fine here. I have seen that some female squirrels has to have babies already, their nipples reveals the fact! :D

two of the mother squirrels on Squirrel hill in this spring:

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Post by spatz » April 10th, 2016, 9:22 pm

:hi:
thanks for the beautiful pictures and videos. here since 23.3. no visitors. probably, too many cats are (5 or 6). hope finally arrives no squirrel mom. :mrgreen:

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Post by spatz » April 10th, 2016, 9:33 pm

it is possible, this is a squirrel kobel? it is very high up.

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Post by Olga » April 24th, 2016, 9:35 pm

:wave: Long time no see! It's because I have been busy watching WTE and Black stork cameras!

Spatz, do you mean with the word 'kobel' a squirrel nest? :D
It's possible, I think that it could be there, a squirrel nest, just in the beginning of the tree branch.

:gathering: Thank you for the photos! Here too can be seen some cats - one of the new neighbors has a cat, and we have seen her lurking here every other week - or not that often. One of the old neighbor's cat is quite old, I think, she could not hunt squirrels.

I have been told that squirrels are not the easiest to be caught by cats. Squirrels are fast and quick, they escape, or they use their nails, and then it might be the cat who escapes! It's different with squirrel pups though.

I saw a roe deer the day before yesterday.
It was really spring looking here, the lawn was green..
but today, in the evening, everything turned white in 60 minutes!



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It has been so much happening on the WTE nest!!
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Post by spatz » April 26th, 2016, 7:39 pm

watson you combine properly kobel = squirrel nest. this squirrel made a brief visit, probably on the through journey.

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Post by Olga » April 27th, 2016, 12:04 am

:laugh: spatz! The squirrel is cute!! So beautiful colored back and tail!

I see 'my squirrels' every day behind the window. They have a new feeder house, but they think that its is better without roof! It's on the ground, again.

They have different fur color.
Female:
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There is nothing wrong on the gray fur, water drops have made those 'dark spots' on his back fur.

It's a she too. I almost believe that it is a two years old female, Titian.
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Post by spatz » May 2nd, 2016, 5:20 pm

:hi:
today these visitors. this feeding place is safe because the 1st floor. I love apple blossoms and I love squirrels. Unfortunately this is only squirrel from behind.

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