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Squirrels

Grey and black squirrels

Look at their acrobatic moves, looking for food to keep their tummies filled. Enjoy these speedy tree climbers.

 

Update 09.12.22

Looking for your breakfast

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That's your lunch sorted

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And for dessert there's water

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Update 02.12.22

Letting out your inner meerkat, whilst looking for nuts.

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Take your pick

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Update 25.11.22

Can't find your secret nut hiding place?

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That water is delicious

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Always be on your guard whilst drinking

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Which bowl has tastier water?

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The big one for sure

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Update 18.11.22

No other squirrel will find this carefully hidden nut

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Oopsie, apparently someone has been looking down from up the tree and will find treasure

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Update 11.11.22

Perfect tree climber

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Look at how it's clinging on the the tree with its hind legs

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Catch me if you can

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That is lovely water

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Update 04.11.22

Squirrel in between the Golden leaf carpet

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Where did I bury that tasty nut?

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Well we know where this squirrel buried its tasty nut

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Update 21.10.22

Happy little squirrel

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Squirrel in the dark

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Update 14.10.22

Thirsty squirrel

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Searching for treasure

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Back for more

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Update 23.09.22

Now were did I leave that nut?

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What has gotten in to this squirrel????

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Ninja squirrel returns

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Time for a drink and a snack

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Update 22.07.22

Unsure squirrel

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Black squirrel looking for food

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Who's boss?

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What a poser

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Update 15.07.22

Baby squirrel alert

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First time that we see a baby squirrel here, they are just a bit smaller and less chuncky

Black squirrel striking a pose

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Are there any nuts left?

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Finding treasure

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Update 01.07.22

Yum, yum

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And that is what a squirrel's tail look like up close

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Update 24.06.22

I'm sooo thirsty

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When you have to express your in inner meerkat

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Oh no I've lost it

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Update 17.06.22

Update 27.05.22

Who's behind the fluffy tail?

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You need to keep hydrated, and show your friends the best place to to that

Black squirrel is filling its tummy again

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Oops found out eating again

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He just can't get enough

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Update 20.05.22

Hello there long time no see

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Are there any nuts here?

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I found them

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Update 01.04.22

Black squirrel on the look out

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Update 25.03.22

Munch, munch, munch

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Black squirrel foraging

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Due to the sunlight you can actually see that its tail is not that big underneath all that fluff

Still enough food to find

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Squirrel's tail with a life of its own

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Update 18.03.22

The black squirrel and the woodpigeon

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Food search

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No drink, then food will do

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I need a drink

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The black squirrel's larder is still well stocked, look at it go

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Grey squirrel and black squirrel going about their business side by side

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Update 11.03.22

Where oh where is it?

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When you have to you have to go

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Update 04.03.22

Yummy, yummy I love my food

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Now where did I hide that nut?

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Update 25.02.22

Yummy, yummy I love my food

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Hard to find food with all these leaves

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These nuts are lovely

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First a drink then the food

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A surprise snack in the waterbowl

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Update 11.02.22

Does the water taste better in bowl left or right?

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One very thirsty squirrel

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Seeing double

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Definitely the right one

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Look at them go in the background, little tree acrobats

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Catch me if you can!

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Update 04.02.22

The black squirrel is back again

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Update 28.01.22

The only squirrel sighting this week

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The waterbowls have nearly disappeared under all the leaves.

Update 21.01.22

Time for a drink

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Is there still any water left?

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What happened to my tummy, where is the black fur?

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So much food, if only I could find it.

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Squirrel drinking and feeding

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Update 17.12.21

Is my treasure still there?

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Can you see what surprising food the squirrel is eating

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If you look close you can see that it is eating a fresh young mushroom head. Who would have guessed?

Squirrel does it again

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Isn't it cute?

No not this time

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Update 10.12.21

Munch, Munch

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Is there any food here?

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Found it

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I just can't stop eating

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One happy squirrel

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Update 03.12.21

What a poser

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Magpies and squirrel

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Update 26.11.21

They seem to be coming from everywhere

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Black squirrel enjoying the good life

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This black squirrel certainly has bulked up a bit, probably feasting on all the nuts here. If the animal eats well it has a better chance of surviving the winter.

Update 19.11.21

Clever squirrel, look at the top right of the screen to see the squirrel hanging on the gate, which is quite slippery.

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Enjoy your drink

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Update 12.11.21

Black squirrel

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Lightning McSquirrel

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Just relax with a nut

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Update 05.11.21

 

Caching

Is a tactic that a lot of animals use in Autumn or just before Winter. It is the process where small mammals, rodents and some birds bury their food (mainly nuts) in holes that they dig underground.

 

The reason animals such as squirrels or rodents cache is in order to have enough food to survive the Winter. That is why they do it in Autumn. The caching animal will usually bury its food in several different places, because some are dug up by other animals like foxes.

 

Foxes can cache as well (they will bury the caught prey to eat later), but usually dig up other caches instead. Caching animals are: mink, squirrels, certain types of mice and hamsters, nuthatch and jays.

 

Fun fact

Hedgehogs don’t actually cache, they dig up other animal’s caches in the winter!

 

Cache (said cash)

Caches (said cashes)

Caching (said cashing)

Some serious caching going on here

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First you need to check if the nut is worth caching, so you have a little nibble, if so then you bury it. Look at its little paws covering the soil. Then you need to check that no one has seen where it's buried.

Well, well, well, what have we got here?

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Black squirrel

 

Black squirrels were imported from North America and then escaped from private zoos. The first was spotted near Letchworth in 1912; today black squirrels are most commonly seen across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. It has been thought there are around 25,000 in Britain.

Someone's not happy with this black squirrel

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'Get out of here' thinks the grey squirrel

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Let us take a closer look at you

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Update 14.10.21

Now that's what you could call a gobstopper

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Squirrels are really busy this time of year with collecting nuts, like this hazelnut, that they will bury until the winter arrives, when they dig it up and eat it. That is if the nut is still there, because some other squirrels keep an eye out to see if they can steel some.

Some nut burying in action

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Look at it tapping the ground to cover the nut properly

That must be a VERY tasty nut

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Did this squirrel found another squirrel's nut store and decided to steal it

Update 08.10.21

Squirrel having a drink and a scratch

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What's this thing?

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Update 01.10.21

Squirrel 'statue' munching

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Oh hello

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Update 24.09.21

Update 16.07.21

Look at the squirrel's tail acting as counterbalance whilst it's drinking

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Update 09.07.21

A very early drink for this thirsty squirrel

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Another drink

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Update 24.06.21

Oh, hello

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Peek-a-boo, look at my tree climbing skills

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Update 18.06.21

Even the squirrel is thirsty

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A squirrel is quenching its thirst, are they taking turns?

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Mega speedy itch, look at its paw

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Harmony

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Update 11.06.21

Invisible squirrel

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Update 21.05.2021

Squirrels having a bonkers moment

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Update 14.05.2021

Working on the meerkat stance

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Meerkat stance perfected?

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You have to bury treasure, but what did it bury?

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A refreshing drink and a snack

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What spooked the squirrel?

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Update 06.05.2021

Squirrel checking out the drink bowl, robin showing what you can use it for

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Update 30.04.2021

We've got the moves

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Look at me

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Update 23.04.2021

Squirrel eating apple

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Update 16.04.2021

Squirrel hiding food

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Making me do funny moves this food.

Squirrel having a munch

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Update 26.03.2021

I have lost my nuts, where are my nuts?

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Found them

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Update 12.03.2021

Can you hang in a tree like that?

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Question is what is it eating

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Speedy climber

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Looking your best

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Who's watching?

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Look at the colours in its fur

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