Winter 2015/16 on Squirrel Hill in Finland

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Post by Lussi05 » December 26th, 2015, 8:53 am

Merry Christmas to all on Squirrel Hill! :wave:

Thank you for pictures and videos, a beautiful sunset!

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Post by Olga » December 29th, 2015, 7:35 pm

Squirrels of Christmas Eve 24th December:

1 - Mops Jr or Phantom


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2 Castano and Blue tit


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3 - Looking like Phantom - but it may be a youngster from last summer's pups

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Post by Olga » December 29th, 2015, 7:37 pm

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Squirrels from 24th December:

4 - This female looks like Mrs Mops



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Post by Olga » December 29th, 2015, 7:38 pm

5 -24th

A young male looking like Phantom or... :puzzled:



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Post by Olga » December 29th, 2015, 8:59 pm

The new small bird feeder house seen from the kitchen window:

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Post by Olga » December 29th, 2015, 9:00 pm

25th December

Squirrel acrobacy:


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Mr Spock:



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Post by Olga » December 29th, 2015, 9:03 pm

29th December:


What deer are they, so small.. or are they just young White tailed deer :puzzled:
It was too dark.

the video is not very good, :blush:
I was about to delete it, but.. let it be!

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Post by Birdfriend » December 30th, 2015, 6:27 pm

So nice pictures and videos, Olga, it's funny to see. Thank you!
I ask me, how you can the squirrels so good to keep apart? :wave:
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Post by Olga » December 31st, 2015, 10:57 pm

:wave:

Earlier it was perhaps easier to recognize who is who... Their fur color have different tone as well as the tail and tassels are different too. Now that there are more squirrels I can hardly recognize for example the dark brown Castano, gold brown Charley (of course their bodies are gray now), deep reddish brown Mops Jr and his Mrs Mops (the 'summer' color can be seen on their face and paws).
Paula's face is almost gray also in the summer (light grayish brown), and now she is gray from toe to top.
Mr Spock! He has the longest tassels ever seen on Squirrel hill!
He had long tassels even in the summer he was born:

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It was Bea who happened to give him the name Mr Spock. :D

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There are several (4-5?) new squirrels whom I can't recognize, many of them look like ''Phantom'' :D (darkish face with some light color around the eyes).

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Happy New Year 2016 to all red squirrel friends, to Looduskalender and to all members!
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Post by Olga » January 1st, 2016, 7:46 pm

Happy New Year, Spatz :wave:

These are the first squirrels of new year:

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There were three squirrels at place at same time. I just can't say who they were :puzzled:

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Post by Birdfriend » January 1st, 2016, 10:01 pm

Happy and healthy new year,Olga!
And thank you for your answer.
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Post by Birdfriend » January 1st, 2016, 10:05 pm

Olga wrote: These are the first squirrels of new year:
There were three squirrels at place at same time. I just can't say who they were :puzzle
When you this say...It is really difficult to see the differences. :D :wave:
But the first looks like a bit as Mr. Spock.
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Post by Olga » January 2nd, 2016, 3:47 pm

:loveshower: A new guest!

How small it is!

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker:

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Post by Olga » January 2nd, 2016, 3:50 pm

It's getting cold!

The Black woodpecker is back!

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I went out and put a new big fatbal hanging on the branch. Soon appeared the Grey headed woodpecker too.
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Post by Olga » January 2nd, 2016, 3:57 pm

Early in the morning there were seven squirrels searching food, three behind my window and four on the kitchen side:


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In the afternoon we saw about 20 Bull finches on the kitchen side.
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Post by spatz » January 2nd, 2016, 4:08 pm

:hi:
Today a very short visit. the small, is very anxious.

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Post by Olga » January 2nd, 2016, 7:54 pm

spatz :thumbs:

Your squirrel looks great! His/her fur looks dark gray, but actually it is rather dark brown? 'My' squirrels' winter fur is lighter, only Castano's fur is rather dark.

It's getting colder here, even - 40 C has been promised for next week. I can't believe!
But I'm alrady making coconut butter fat balls for birds.
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Post by Lussi05 » January 2nd, 2016, 8:42 pm

Olga wrote: It's getting colder here, even - 40 C has been promised for next week. I can't believe!
But I'm alrady making coconut butter fat balls for birds.
Olga, - 40 C :shock: (And I think - 14 is too cold, it's what they have predicted here, but compared to 40 it's nothing :rolleyes: ) Lucky for the birds and squirrels that they have your feeder, then they can use less energy searching for food.
I see the Black Woodpecker is visiting your feeder again, and the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - lucky you!
I have a some Great Spotted Woodpeckers at my feeder, and sometimes Green Woodpecker. Black Woodpeckers are around, but they have never visited my feeder.
Thank you for the update from Squirrel Hill, and Happy New Year to you all :wave:

Spatz, cute squirrel :thumbs:

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Post by Olga » January 4th, 2016, 7:34 pm

It's getting colder day by day. Today it was -14 C in the morning.

Lots of birds and squirrels visited. Here you can see some of them





Today I saw all three different woodbeckers: Black Woodpecker, Gray-headed Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker! The last one on the list I didn't get on video.

The - 40 C will be in North Finland by the end of week! Fingers crossed, please, that not here!
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