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red squirrels 04-05-2019

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red squirrels 04-05-2019

Post by andygolfer » Sat May 04, 2019 6:09 pm

I spent the last 3 days at Mersea Island in Essex and went out searching for red squirrels this morning and was fortunate to find 4, 2 of which were very close and I was able to get some unobstructed photos of them......

trying to hide behind a stick!
Imagered squirrel mersea island 04-05-2019 8250 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

then the Imagered squirrel mersea island 04-05-2019 8338 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr
sun came out and so did he/she...

Imagered squirrel mersea island 04-05-2019 8489 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Imagered squirrel mersea island 04-05-2019 8553a by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

hope they are of interest
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Re: red squirrels 04-05-2019

Post by Nighthawke » Sat May 04, 2019 6:54 pm

Of great interest Andy - I love red squirrels. Beautiful clear and sharp shots.

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Re: red squirrels 04-05-2019

Post by PorkScratching » Sat May 04, 2019 9:08 pm

Agree with Nighthawke - lovely clear shots. I hope you kept your nuts safe.

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Re: red squirrels 04-05-2019

Post by andygolfer » Sun May 05, 2019 6:09 am

PorkScratching wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:08 pm
Agree with Nighthawke - lovely clear shots. I hope you kept your nuts safe.
thanks and yes I certainly did!
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Re: red squirrels 04-05-2019

Post by Paul Zietsman » Sun May 05, 2019 2:01 pm

Andy, I am extremely jealous - I have never seen a red squirrel in real life, let alone photographed one. I especially like image 2.

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Re: red squirrels 04-05-2019

Post by Rugbyref » Thu May 09, 2019 7:43 am

I haven’t seen a red squirrel since the 1970s in Switzerland, when they were tame enough to run up my trouser leg to take food from my hand. By the way, if you like a good tongue twister try the German word for squirrel Das Eichoenchen!

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Re: red squirrels 04-05-2019

Post by andygolfer » Thu May 09, 2019 3:05 pm

thanks for the comments everybody, they are spreading well on Mersea Island since the r-introduction about 7 years ago. Around 30 were released and the people who managed the releases estimate that there are over 100 now even with a few losses mainly due to traffic and natural causes
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Re: red squirrels 04-05-2019

Post by Bobbybefc » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:16 am

:D

Great pic's Andy- don't see any at all up here in Runcorn- just the grey one's albeit- there are red squirrels in Freshfields (Formby) a National Trust location and on Anglesey.


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Re: red squirrels 04-05-2019

Post by Gloria Finis » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:03 pm

Beautiful, sharp, images Andrew :thumbs:

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