Gillipaw's Journal

By Gillipaw

Taigh Feoraig : "House of the Squirrel"

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We were not disappointed, the red squirrels arrived at the nutbox and entertained us all morning. They nudge the lid up with their head and then lift a nut out with their tiny paws. There follows a systematic peeling off of the husk and then the nut is carefully nibbled.

A number visited all week, mostly morning and early evening. One was much fatter than the rest, and we wondered if she might be expecting "kittens".

Red squirrels are under threat in the UK from the more dominant greys.


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