Saturday, 9 April 2016

Red Squirrels in Scotland

Meg and I had a lovely time visiting Lynne last week. On our last day we visited Eskrigg Nature reserve, a red squirrel hot spot...
 We had a chuckle at this one...
 who finally emerged from the peanut store.
 Some were a little more refined in their dining habits!
 Some liked to make the other squirrels jump with Jack-in-a-box type moves!
 Some tried to blend in with the trees, keeping a close eye on us humans...
 I think this is my favourite shot of all the ones I took (96!) 
 And finally, this little fellow was eager to pick up the food that others had dropped on the floor. 
 It was so lovely to spend a very quiet couple of hours in the company of these delightful creatures (Meg and Lynne included!)
Thanks for looking! 

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing some of your pictures of the red squirrel - such a shame that there are so few of them around nowadays.

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  2. Ah just lovely Sally, thank you so much for sharing your brilliant photos. Pleased you had a good holiday, Kate x

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  3. Wow Sally - what absolutely gorgeous photos! I adore red squirrels, they used to live in a woodland plot near to where I lived in Northumberland and were always a delight to see. I suspect that the woodland will finally have been built on - sigh :(

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. I love red squirrels, and these are fantastic photos - keep them coming, I love them!

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  5. what beauties!! no wonder you took so many pictures!

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  6. What wonderful photos. How lucky you are to have seen those little sweeties. I've never seen a RED squirrel. I have a couple of greys visit. Barbxx

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  7. Glad you all got to spend some time together and this must have been a wonderful way to recharge batteries. Fabulous photos and thanks for sharing them.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  8. Fantastic photos Sally, glad you had a nice break away together.

    Sue xx

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  9. Oh! I LOVE your photos, you take them beautifully. I think 96 taken isn't bad, with the antics that these squirrels get up to LOL.

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  10. I love these wee critters and wish they were more of them across the country. Such awesome photo's Sally you have a talent for this Karen x

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