Sunday, 25 September 2011

France - Red Squirrels stealing walnuts

Another highlight from our holiday in France was to be found, again, at the bottom of the garden - Red Squirrels. Another first for me and being able to stand at the bottom of the garden and see them running across the branches of the trees was fantastic.

Beginning their winter preparations, they were leaping from the oak trees over to a walnut tree...

... and returning with a mouthful of walnuts, taking them back to hide in their larder.

Not all of the walnuts necessarily made it back to the larder though.

I was amazed at how close I could get to this one, totally engrossed in its tasty treat. I was standing directly beneath, with it only a couple of metres above me.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! The red squirrels are amazing! Cool photo of the one "flying"!


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