Why do I have to be a squirrel and not a pidgeon…?
This is one of our daily visitors, an European Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). It’s a little bit smaller than the American Red Squirrel. It has started to collect food for the winter.
We live in an old apartment area in the outskirts of the city, with nice green surroundings and a lot of old trees, which is probably the reason for why we get visitors. A lot of birds too – the woodpecker love the old trees.
Mr Lifecruiser too, because he is waiting for them to fall this fall because of the storms. Preferably not on our house…
Earlier this summer we had a Wood Pigeon couple that tried to build a nest in the pine tree in front of our balcony. I think they were beginners, they didn’t do so well and went away again. Now suddenly the other day, they came back and started to build on the same nest again!
It’s a little bit late for the last litter – the really bad weather will soon be here. Probably they realized that, because after a couple of days, they’ve given up again. Or maybe it was because the nest really where too small and difficult to reach even for them. Surely youngsters hah?
I guess even their youngsters having problem to get hold of own homes with enough space!
Those Wood Pigeon’s are going to let down good ol’ Sweden. They’ll move in October as the latest, to warmer places in East Europe.
It’s not fair! I wanna be a pidgeon too! We’ll be left here in this cold dark place all winter… *sigh*
I’m badly influenced by that squirrel. I’m so hungry all the time and just have to collect all this food… My cheeks are full all the time, you never know when you can be without food. It’s pure survival instict I tell you.
I’m not running up and down the trees, but believe me, if I could I woo(ul)d!!!
I tell you, this animal life is tough…
Maybe I should just lay in the nest and let my mate feed me…?