Sunday, 6 April 2014

A very welcome visitor

After the sadness of February's squirrel death we've been watching closely for our lovely Reds.  I've seen one squirrel on a couple of occasions and the hazelnut feeder is being emptied often enough to convince us that we're still getting regular visitors, probably early in the morning.  Today's lunch guest was more interested in sunflower hearts, and not being blown off the feeder - the weather was foul and this poor little girl* was having difficulty holding on!





* I think it's girl, no guarantees expressed or implied . . . 

14 comments:

  1. Just done a long catchup on your posts, as this is the first time you've shown as a new one for ages on my side bar. Loving the garden springing into life and the veg beds are really looking great.
    Your walk through the woods looks devine and I have a few muscari pushing through already. I've not planted much here so far, but know these survive just about anywhere. Take care.

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    1. Morning Susan, thanks for stopping by. Yes, everything is growing so fast at this time of year.

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  2. Lovely. I wondered at first how you knew it was a girl - then looked at the photo :)

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    1. I'm guessing Sue, but boy squirrels do tend to look like 'boys' :}

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  3. Lovely red squirrel photos Jayne and have enjoyed your March garden update too. Blossom and pale green young leaves everywhere here at the moment. I love April even though the garden looks a bit of a mess and nettles and sycamore seedlings are coming up like crazy again. It's not easy living next to a nettle filled wood lol!

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    1. Morning Jill, you are right - it's a lovely month even if things look a bit out of control :}

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  4. Awww, lovely to see them still visiting. Let's hope they take up residence in the nest box now.

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    1. Hi Jo, I'd like to think the squirrels will use one of the two boxes we have but this afternoon I saw a starling checking out one of them :}

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  5. I haven't seen our grey squirrels for a while now. They must be eating somebody else's peanuts.

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    1. Hello Martyn, just be glad 'your' greys are somewhere else . . .

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  6. Aren't they gorgeous. Still chasing our greys.. two scarpered in opposite directions this morning. Keeps me fit I suppose.

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    1. Thanks Jessica, have you got your lovely 'whirly thing' operational?

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  7. Now why are your reds so very much more appealing than our greys?

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    1. Hello Elizabeth, thanks for saying 'hello'. Our reds are your native reds too; and those disgusting greys can all go back to America where they came from :{

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