Winter 2015/16 on Squirrel Hill in Finland

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Re: Winter 2015/16 on Squirrel Hill in Finland

Post by Olga » December 16th, 2015, 9:31 pm

Thanks, spatz! We too have the same woodpeckers here :D
Your squirrel looks very sweet.

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Screencaputures from my previous videos from yesterday:

There is some mess somewhere, is it in my PC or is it something in Photobucket??
Photobucket is extremely slow, to upload three pictures takes more than 20 minutes. I don't know what to do?? Sometimes it takes so a long time that I can't wait.. I have to do homeworks too.

This one I do not recognize, he has rather thick black tassels
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I think I could use picasion gif maker instead of PB ( but I am worried how the pictures are there somewhere in picasion-page??):

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This darkish face male is probably Castano.
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Post by Olga » December 16th, 2015, 9:39 pm

This can't be true! I'm uploading one single picture in PB, and now it has taken for five minutes, and only 87% of the picture is there.. no, I can't stand this... seven minutes gone: no picture in PB!

Has PB changed something?? :help:
Ten minutes gone, 90% ready.. :rant: 'There is an announce 502 Bad Gateway what does it mean??
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What's up? 15 minutes gone, and no picture uploaded ready, 90% complete.

I have to go.. :sad:
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Post by Lussi05 » December 18th, 2015, 8:31 am

I wish I had an answer, but I'm not very good at this :blush:
Maybe the internet connection was slow, for some reason? It happens here sometimes. And sometimes it helps to turn the computer off, and on again :unsure:

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Post by Olga » December 18th, 2015, 11:07 am

:wave: I don't know if PB works again. I've heard that some other to had difficulties with it lately.

Anyway, it seems that I can use picasa web album. I have one, but I had forgotten it!

This is from that old album. I have to learn to use it. It's all different to PB.

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Post by Olga » December 18th, 2015, 12:14 pm

I'm trying to learn how picasa's picture folders has to be used:

This is Charley pup, picture from the summer 2010 :D

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Post by spatz » December 18th, 2015, 12:31 pm

:hi:
in google, I saw Bad Gateway 502, it means problem with a server. maybe it goes again.

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Post by Olga » December 18th, 2015, 12:51 pm

spatz wrote::hi:
in google, I saw Bad Gateway 502, it means problem with a server. maybe it goes again.
Yes! It works again:

today
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Post by Olga » December 18th, 2015, 1:14 pm

I feel Picasa web album difficult.. :puzzled:

Well, if PB works, it's alright.. of course the adds and popups there are not nice, do not touch them!

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Post by spatz » December 18th, 2015, 1:37 pm

What food love your squirrel special? the deer feel very comfortable with you. perhaps comes a moose. I'm curious

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Post by Olga » December 18th, 2015, 4:46 pm

For squirrels I give broken pea nuts and sun flower seeds, with or without covers. Small birds like to eat this food too, and that's why I broke the nuts - it's not good that they stay sitting and breaking the nuts on the edge of the nut pot, b c poop danger. Now they take a piece of nut or a seed, and fly immediately elsewhere to finish the food.

Actually I have fat balls for birds, of course there are sunflower seeds in the feeder in the midst of the lawn.

On the kitchen side there is a new feeder, little seed-house for small birds where from squirrels have difficult to eat. It's hanging from the eaves, over the stairs.

Down there on the kitchen side on the stone terrace is the high feeder house. Deer like to empty it, not each day or night. I don't know what to do with the White tailed deer? Is it good that get used to come here to eat??

Perhaps I remove the biggest feeder for some days and look what the deer think about ... Do they come behind the door to ask sun flower seeds?? :D :puzzled:




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Post by Olga » December 19th, 2015, 10:55 pm

Today: Paula, I think... not Phantom



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Post by Birdfriend » December 20th, 2015, 11:06 pm

Beautiful pics and videos, thank you!
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Post by Olga » December 23rd, 2015, 10:08 pm

Today I think I saw Paula!

I'm not for 100% that it is her, but she looks very much similar to her. She has not visited lately, and I almost have lost hope to see her anymore - only because she is so old... well, seven years!

Can it be possible?? I've heard that in good conditions red squirrels reach 6-7 years, but must most often they live 2-4 years..

Anyway this squirrel of today behaved like Paula. Paula is balanced and calm and she allows easily company at her lunch, be it male or female.

But if someone does not accept her, she leaves, she seems not to like fighting, generally. Perhaps she has learned that she can return later on, and there is still food her.'

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Phantom, it's a male! Or there are two almost similar squirrels, male and female! :D

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Post by Felis silvestris » December 24th, 2015, 12:36 am

They are so cute! :loveshower:
And if it is Paula, she is looking very good! :2thumbsup:
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Post by Olga » December 24th, 2015, 11:34 am

Felis, I'm sure it is Paula! She has been visiting every now and then, but I vould not believe it is her! She was here too! There is also a misstake here in this post! The squirrel there is not Phantom, but Paula!
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She turns and looks at the window just like she did yesterday too.

Post Posted: December 19th, 2015, 11:55 pm
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:help: If only I could correct that mistake. I think earlier it has been possible to make corrections and to edit older posts. I can be wrong. Felis, if you are able to help, please, write there on that post:
It's Paula :loveshower:
not Phantom! :blush:
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Post by Olga » December 24th, 2015, 1:34 pm

Merry Christmas from Squirrel Hill!

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This is how it looked like in Finland in my childhood in Cristmas! The picture is a postcard by Rudolf Koivu.

Rudolf Kuivu seems to have loved squirrels, squirrels can be seen so often in his postcards:
these postcards from about from 1930-1940

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Post by Olga » December 24th, 2015, 1:45 pm

Mops Jr (or Phantom?? :blush:) and Castano to day:

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Post by Olga » December 24th, 2015, 1:48 pm

Castano visited too today:
also a Blue tit too

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Post by spatz » December 24th, 2015, 3:06 pm

:hi:
I wish a Merry Christmas
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Post by Olga » December 24th, 2015, 4:51 pm

Thank you, Spatz, I wish Merry Christmas to you too!
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There was again an amazing sunset here.. :shock:
BTW, this time on year the sun sets on the same direction as Estonia about 80 km far from here :D


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