Squirrel at the feeder

Red squirrel at the Leaplish hide feeder (c) Duncan Hutt

A visit up to Kielder Water today allowed time for a quick trip to the woodland hide at Leaplish Waterside Park.  There were a huge number of siskin and chaffinch feeding on the range of feeders alongside smaller numbers of great tit, coal tit and greenfinch.  Despite the plethora of birds, the hide is probably best known for spotting red squirrels though they have been rather elusive recently.  Today one turned up and spent quite some time bounding up to the feeder, collecting a hazelnut each time and disappearing to eat it in private.  It was great to see at least one, there may have been two, though the hoped for follow up view of an osprey hunting failed to materialise!

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One Response to Squirrel at the feeder

  1. Tilly Bud says:

    They are such lovely creatures. I’d love to see one in real life; we only see the greys.

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