16th June 2014

IMG_8423IMG_8427Anyone watching Springwatch this year would be familiar with predation, and the importance of avoiding anthropomorphism, and the same has been true for us today! The young Squirrels, very active, have been finding their way into and onto all our feeders. in ways they can’t when a little bigger. (Vaseline on the post made for some interesting back-sliding). Then this one was seen eating a young Great Tit! Squirrels do occasional eat insects, birds eggs and nestlings but this squirrel had found a fledgling that had probably died after hitting our back window, and added it to its protein intake for the day. Conditions: Mostly cloudy with a bit of late sun, and a gentle breeze. Temperature: Max 18- Min 11 CIMG_8383IMG_8384

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