Winter 2015/16 on Squirrel Hill in Finland

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Re: Winter 2015/16 on Squirrel Hill in Finland

Post by spatz » January 4th, 2016, 8:28 pm

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I wish you much so that the 40 ° not come.

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Post by Olga » January 4th, 2016, 8:54 pm

spatz wrote:Olga
I wish you much so that the 40 ° not come.
Only for one time (in my life) we have experienced here in Southern Finland -40. It was at the end of 1987! Then there was here - 43 C! It felt not as bad as I had imagined, there was no wind and we had warm clothes.
If I had not known how many degrees there was, I would perhaps guessed, well, 20-25!

Of course it was hell for small animals like birds, and for bigger animals too.

Breathing caused white steam like clouds, and if we had thrown boiling water in the air, part of the water would have frozen immediately to thin flying powder, and the other part the water turned to sharp ice crystals, pearls!

I think have made a test some years back in time. Maybe I'll make a new test this winter.
edit: But this is a fun test: Bubbles freezing at -26°

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Post by Olga » January 5th, 2016, 11:30 pm

The sweet Lesser Spotted Woodpecker!
Let's hope that there are two of them.
I have a dream..



Again the same Roe deer. The other one is checked if there are apples under the birch. Hubby put some apples for one night, and in the morning the pot was empty!

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Post by ame » January 7th, 2016, 1:21 pm

Olga, that bubble freezing experiment was fascinating!
thank you! :D

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Post by Olga » January 8th, 2016, 11:44 am

:wave: Hi, ame! Yes, it's fun!

Last night we had -28C ...brrrrrrrrr...

I want to know now many Lesser Woodpeckers there are. Just wishing that there is one female and one male. at least.

These photos are of one the same bird:

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one second earlier than the first photo:
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Post by spatz » January 8th, 2016, 9:51 pm

:hi:
Thanks for the videos and pictures, particularly interesting I found your report of 4 January.

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Post by spatz » January 10th, 2016, 10:18 pm

today want 2 dark squirrels, at the same time the feeding site visit. one has eaten, the other kept his distance, in the tree. the second, then went without food. the first was very hungry.

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Post by Birdfriend » January 11th, 2016, 1:55 pm

So very beautiful pics, thank you, Spatz! :shake:
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Post by Olga » January 24th, 2016, 4:12 pm

:wave: How sweet squirrels, spatz! Perhaps they are a couple! :thumbs:
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Post by Olga » January 24th, 2016, 4:16 pm

Hello!

A real winter is going on here on squirrel hill, it has been cold! But today the temperature has been only -3 C!


Today, the 24th Jan, a red squirrel was watching inside for a long time:


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Black visitors in the afternoon:



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Post by Olga » January 24th, 2016, 4:20 pm

Some visitors from the last two weeks:

8th January

The lesser spotted woodpecker, and I am almost 100% sure that this little, a rare beauty is not a loner! I have seen it/them almost every other day, so they probably are not just passing by. Lets hope the best!



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Post by Olga » January 24th, 2016, 4:22 pm

15th January:



I think she could be Mrs Mops..
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17th January


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He resembles very much Castano!
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Post by Olga » January 24th, 2016, 4:24 pm

22nd January, a very cold day, - 25C

There was some sunshine though before noon:


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Post by spatz » January 26th, 2016, 5:32 pm

It's always so nice to see the squirrel. comes with me at the moment no, what a pity. I think this morning, I heard a walk on the roof, but no visit to the feeding site.

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Post by Olga » January 27th, 2016, 8:56 am

Hi, :wave: some times something :puzzled: happens.. :rolleyes:
spatz, I think you could remove the unlucky post. Push the x button to the right on your post (if it still can be deleted). Then you can write your post again.
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There is perhaps a time limit, and the unlucky post can't be deleted any more. But it's alright! Let it be!

The cold days are over. It's +2C!
A wet squirrel:
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Post by Bea » January 27th, 2016, 2:27 pm

Sorry for being late to help here - - - I edited spatz´ post and removed one, hope it is okay so.

Never mind, sometimes PCs are playing their tricks with us :wink:
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Post by Birdfriend » January 27th, 2016, 6:09 pm

This wet squirrel is so cute, looks like a little punk! :D :wave:
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Post by Lussi05 » January 27th, 2016, 8:38 pm

Olga wrote: Today, the 24th Jan, a red squirrel was watching inside for a long time:]
The squirrel seems paralyzed, a great video:)
Also very nice to see the birds at your feeder, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Black woodpecker and blackbirds. It's a hard winter for them, with the cold and snow. Good to hear that the harsh cold is over, at least for now.
Thank you for the update from Squirrel Hill :wave:

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Post by Olga » January 27th, 2016, 10:21 pm

Hi, everybody! :wave:

It feels almost like spring today, +3C! It has been raining too, as you can can see of the wet tassels and fur of the squirrel:

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Post by spatz » January 27th, 2016, 11:02 pm

bea Thank you for your help. These are the only pictures of Squirrel on my roof. Unfortunately, they are not as good.

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