A Fall with Squirrels

Let’s give it up for squirrels this Wordless Wednesday, which, of course, won’t be all that wordless. Here in Berlin, we are alternating between lockdowns, partial lockdowns and the occasional normal week in between. Last fall we started walking in the park and feeding the squirrels. Hey, like there is anything else to do … and if we cannot travel, we still all need some fresh air. How can you look at these fluffy wonders and be in a bad mood?  

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Taking photos of squirrels is really not all that easy. They are really fast for a start. They also don’t sit in the sunny spot for you just so you can take a decent picture.

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Just here and there one of them is nice enough to sit and pose for a photo.

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They also appear a lot more red in real life.

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So, they are as rude as they are cute. We only fed them peanuts and walnuts. Once we had a handful of hazelnuts, but, common, that would get way too expensive in the long run

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Action shot!

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This squirrel should’ve been a fox! We like him, like heaps.

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All of them chose walnuts over peanuts, except for foxy beauty here. I was wondering why? Is it because walnuts are native? Smell stronger or are simply bigger? This be kitschig study might not be all that representative.

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One thing squirrels don’t dig for sure is sharing. You’ll end up with a royal rumble.

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Thanks for flying with be kitschig. I really hope you enjoyed the outstanding beauty of our park squirrels.

Have a happy Hump Day!

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43 thoughts on “A Fall with Squirrels

  1. Great photos!! The squirrels in Berlin look different than our Tennessee squirrels. I love the red color of their fur. And those little ear tufts. However, behavior seems the same. Thank you for sharing this. ~carol

  2. Such foxy little things! Our squirrels are a tawny, grey-brown. However, I did see a red one in my yard recently. Not as red as yours. He seemed a little lost, poor baby.

      1. It’s easy to forget how large your country is 🙂 Here you can travel for 5 hours and meet a completly different culture … There are a lottof differences to the US; in recent years maybe half of the world forgot.
        I suppose you don’t have black foxes then eiter?!

      2. I can travel ten hours, maybe more, and still be in Texas. Two and a half hours to Louisiana…that’s almost a different culture.

        My dad sent me video of a fox from his yard in Oklahoma a few years ago. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one with my own eyes. Definitely not a black one.

      3. In our neighborhood there’s a red fox. It just wanders around and owns the place. People always look at him funny. Looks very pretty and healthy 🙂 big city posh fox 🦊

      4. Thanks for sharing your big city posh fox! In my neighborhood, there is a very ugly, frequently seen possum (who creeps around at night) and a way cuter, more elusive raccoon.

    1. Thanks. It is really a collection over a few months … There are just so many amazing animals that put you in a good mood! Cats, Koalas, Red Pandas, Suit Birds … The list is endless

  3. I love this post Jeanine and as I was reading it I thought “now why don’t we have red squirrels over here … I like those big eyes and furry ears a lot.” Thank you for the shout-out for my blog and wouldn’t you know … I strayed from squirrels and did ducks the past two posts. 🙂 You have come far from asking me last year about feeding them peanuts … I think you bought some and no one showed up. That was the first time. My favorite is the little guy with the peanut sideways in his mouth and the one with the walnut in his mouth (that’s almost as big as he is).

    1. Ha ha, yeah, I always wonder how awesome it must be when someone just gives you food the size of your head! They are often too far away and it was a long process ☺️ I’m very proud for getting two in one picture … Maybe I should go for a spring version?! Have a great weekend!

      1. You should definitely go for a Spring version Jeanine … you are a natural! I’m already planning my Easter shoot with my little buddies. And how nice when you just stand there and look cute and get food as big as your head. 🙂

      2. That is too nice Linda but I really struggle with my photos … However, when I look at the really old stuff on my blog there has definately been an improvement over the years 🙂 I’ve got enough blurry/red eye photos for a Halloween post already 😉 Looking forward to your Spring post!

      3. Ha ha – There is one tree at the Park when it is all leafed out, where every squirrel’s eyes are either red or yellow … it must be the way the sun filters through the trees. I come home with lots of duds and same for me Jeanine. I see improvement in my photos, but then I began with a point-and-shoot with just 4X Zoom. I got a new camera with 12X Zoom and that made a lot of difference. I use a DSLR but don’t know how to use it manually … I bought books to learn, but it is easier to shoot on automatic.

    1. If you keep introducing your blog like that you will register as spam. A ‘hello’ would’ve been nice, too. Good luck with your blog

  4. Love your red squirrels – they are something to make one smile in these Covid-ridden times. Once I would walk past them quickly on my way to work, now it’s such a joy to just stand and watch. So, one positive from Covid.

    1. Thank you! You are so right. This year I am very excited about all the Spring blossoms. It’s probably a combination of I notice it more with nothing else to do and being more grateful … Have a nice Easter weekend!

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