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:

Aquarius said...

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

cuilliesocks said...

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

Di said...

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

Helen J said...

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

Helen said...

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

Barb said...

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

craftimamma said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Sue xx

Daffodil Cards said...

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.

Karen Petitt said...

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