Autumn and Winter 2011-12 in Finland

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Post by Flex » December 13th, 2011, 10:16 am

@Olga,

our dog sits often on the couch and observes the Ravens. :laugh:
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Post by macdoum » December 14th, 2011, 5:20 am

Olga wrote:Uh, there is a mess here, somebody here and there all the time!

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Olga you look very like this squirrel... :whistling:

:D .... :wave:
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Post by Olga » December 14th, 2011, 11:44 pm

Flex wrote:@Olga,

our dog sits often on the couch and observes the Ravens. :laugh:
Do the ravens land close to your house? Here too lives some ravens. In winter time they are more quiet, but in the spring time they can be heard very well, and seen too. I have tried to count them, but the number of them changes. Some times there are more than ten to be seen, then only 4-5. But they never ever have come close nor landed in our garden. They seem to have like meetings on the spruce tops here but never I have seen them walking on the ground here.

I have recorded some what their talking. But I can't find the recording anymore... :unsure: It was a mother raven with a fledgling, it sounded very fun, the voice of the baby raven..
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Post by Olga » December 14th, 2011, 11:50 pm

:wave: Macdoum, yes! Many times a single pivture, screenshot tells more than the whole video!

Today and yesterday it has been very dark. It is like our sun had disappeared from the sky. There are lot of tits (Blue, Great and Coal tits) and and Black birds to see and also two Magpies have appeared to see, and a Jay I have also seen! But no squirrels. It's cloudy, dark, wet, some 'water snow' is falling down from morning to night.
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Post by Olga » December 15th, 2011, 10:13 pm

One more murky December day, but it is warm. It is said that this December has been warmest in 50 years.

The Great tit and the squirrel seem to recognize each other :D



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Post by Felis silvestris » December 17th, 2011, 1:20 am

So cute! We're having a big storm today evening, and they say it is going to snow afterwards :unsure: I saw temperature is dropping already. Actually this weekend it's not so convenient for us. But white Christmas would be nice.
The woodpecker is working on two new holes. Wonder what that is going to be. :whistling:
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Post by Olga » December 20th, 2011, 9:54 pm

Ah, it has been so dark. Each morning it looks like this:

But these little animals give some sun shine to the murky darkness :D

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Post by Olga » December 20th, 2011, 10:02 pm

Felis silvestris wrote:So cute! We're having a big storm today evening, and they say it is going to snow afterwards :unsure: I saw temperature is dropping already. Actually this weekend it's not so convenient for us. But white Christmas would be nice.
The woodpecker is working on two new holes. Wonder what that is going to be. :whistling:
I see! Woodpecker, yes, they are living their life.. :innocent: Some of 'my' WPs has begun to knock my other apple tree. Perhaps I have to put some cover around the trunk to save my tree!

No snow seen here either.. :slap: It has been raining a lot. The road to Helsinki has vanished partly under the water of the flooding river Espoon joki (Espoo is our neighbor town). That is a very strange phenomena here in Southern Finland, in winter, be cause normally it does not happen not even spring time when other rivers here, mostly in the West coast may be flooding. :puzzled:

No-one knows but there has been rumors that we will have a black Christmas.
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Post by Felis silvestris » December 20th, 2011, 10:42 pm

Right now it is white, it was snowing most of the day, but when I just aired my bedroom, I felt already that it is thawing already. Tomorrow it will be all water again! I understand now why the BS (and also most of the white storks in Germany) had no hurry to leave for their winteríng!
I saw two squirrels running today. Now that the trees are finally bare, they are visible again. But none of them seem to live close by, usually we could see a couple of drays in the trees during winter, but this year there is none. They must have found a better place, or one more quiet, they were working in the garden for a very long time with cars coming and going and men shouting around. The nuts are ready ... still! :mrgreen:
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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2011, 1:12 pm

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Post by alice44 » December 21st, 2011, 2:42 pm

The white really makes it pretty.

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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2011, 4:06 pm

The first visitor of the morning, at 9:30:

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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2011, 4:10 pm

The watcher, Nappu. The squirrel came to eat immediately after the dog had returned inside.

She is very interested on squirrels :D

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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2011, 4:32 pm

The next visitor. He/she was there for 30 minutes. I took several videos of this one that seems to me to be a quite young squirrel:

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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2011, 5:25 pm

continues.. the youngster:

How sweet red fur has it on his/her neck :loveshower:

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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2011, 5:28 pm

The 7th and last one of the squirrel videos of today:


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Post by Felis silvestris » December 21st, 2011, 8:01 pm

Absolutely adorable! :loveshower: Both, the squirrels and your dog, Olga!
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Post by Olga » December 21st, 2011, 8:38 pm

In the afternoon at sun set a cloud was rising from the lake. A view from the kitchen window at 15:45:

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Post by Lussi05 » December 21st, 2011, 11:39 pm

Olga wrote::bounce:

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Nappu is so cute here :loveshower: it looks as if she is begging you to send out her playmate, is it safe soon?? :rolleyes:
The afternoon view from your kitchen window had beautiful colours today Olga, and the Squirrels is very cute, as always. With the mild weather and little snow, the birds and animals have had an easier winter so far..

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Post by Olga » December 23rd, 2011, 11:04 pm

Hi Lussi :wave: Oh, yes, playing with both dogs is very safe again! It was a bit troublesome for three weeks (for Nanu!, poor of him), of course, but the heat time od Nappu is over now.

So, it's soon Christmas. For the moment, in the evening on the 23rd all snow we got is melted away! It's raining.. :slap: But anyway, the Chrismas lights here and there in the windows and in the gardens of people, look very nice in the darknes.

It seems to be the same same squirrel who comes to eat each morning about 9:00. She is not always alone like yesterday and today.

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