Search for Red Squirrels
A short blog about my failed and then successful forays to get some photos of Red Squirrels
we have a thriving Red Squirrel population around Oban and i have no idea why i didn't go out looking for them before. it's easy enough to get photos of them at bird feeders and eating peanuts in peoples gardens, but i wanted to get some in the squirrels natural habitat
I hope you enjoy them.......
One of the best areas to see them is around Dunollie woods, this is the Dog Stone and Dunollie Castle in the background
the trail up into the woods
some interesting old trees up in the wood, the area is known locally as 'The Witches' and is reputed to be haunted
and then there was a streak of red in the distance.....
and he didn't stop going till he was out of sight, day one down the drain on the squirrel front.......
so took a few photos of other things......
the obligatory fungi macro shot
liked this splash of colour
and for some reason this pine cone, then it was off home for a cuppa
back up the hill into the woods, armed with a pocket full of peanuts
took a different trail up than the day before to loop round to where i'd spotted him.....
hadn't got any where near the spot when this little guy exploded up a tree about 10feet away from me
and boy what a telling off he gave me lol! he didn't stop chattering till i threw out some peanuts.......
that made him pause and give me time to get a few shots
and with that i thought it was enough and left him to it
and just to finish a sunset behind the Dog Stone
well i hope you enjoyed the photos as much as i enjoyed taking them
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