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21/04/2016

Am I not cute?



This little squirrel was rocking, once more, the bird feeder. (Changes planned for the next winter.) I went to tell her, once more, that it's not OK. Instead of escaping immediately, she looked almost as curious about me (or about the camera) as I was about her.





























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67 comments:

  1. Voi hyvä tavaton, kun on söpö kurre!

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  2. Oh Sara, what an adorable little visitor! Your photos of him are so sweet! I couldn't be mad at him for long!

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  3. She's so beautiful. See Sara you do have a pet, now please look after her!!
    Gorgeous photos, have a wonderful weekend :)

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  4. You are a wonderful photographer!
    I hope you will share this today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Just stop by my blog to join in.
    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  5. Onpa herkät oravakuvat, ne oppivat toisinaan aika kesyiksi!

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  6. Oh my goodness! These all made me smile:) you would have enjoyed last evening in our backyard as well. We watched some playful wild cottontail bunnies nibbling on the grass.
    Thank you for sharing this inspiration with us at TOHOT.
    You are a very talented photographer!
    Jemma

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  7. When I was around 10 years old my neighbor found a baby squirrel on the ground and brought to my European father to see if something could be done.. we named him spunky and had him for 2 years what , he lived in our garage and could come and go as he pleased I have such fond memories of him!

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  8. Söpömpi ei voisi olla! Upeat kuvat.

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  9. You are indeed, VERY cute, Mr. Squirrel! I love your tufted ears....

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  10. He is positively adorable, I am loving your photo's!

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  11. Ihan kuin orava leikittelisi sinun kanssasi. Upeat kuvat olet onnistunut saamaan. Ja hienot värit tuossa maisemakuvassa.

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    1. Kiitos, Anneli! Tämä orava käyttäytyi tosiaan aika leikkisästi. Yleensä ne näyttäisivät pelkäävän kameran pitkää putkea, mutta tämä oli hyvin kiinnostunut jostain, ja joistakin kuvista tuli epätarkkoja, koska se tuli "liian" lähelle zoomin kannalta. :)

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  12. Oravat ovat mun lempieläimiä :)

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  13. Oh Sara I cannot get over her cute ears! What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  14. Great photos. The squirrel is so cute. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  15. Oh my gosh, that's just adorable. Our squirrels don't have ears like that! So glad you shared this cutie at Thoughts of Home. ;)

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  16. Awww! She is the sweetest little thing! I love that shot of her leaping away! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  17. What a funny little critter, that squirrel is ever so cute! Excellent photos.

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  18. That squirrel is too cute! with these little tuffy ears he looks like a red squirrel :)

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  19. Those are the cutest squirrels I've ever seen! But I am not feeding birds any more, so their greedy ways don't bother me ...I do remember though! (Not this kind if squirrel, but they acted the same.)

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  20. Adorable and cute squirrel!! So lovely to see from up close! Greetings in April!

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  21. Is it acceptable to use an innocent squirrel who may, or may not be a nuisance in the garden as a subject for several link parties? LOL Very clever and a lovely sunset to end your post. I still have the purple hued photo of yours on my phone.

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    1. Oh yes, Judith, I wanted everyone to see how cute she looks! :)

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  22. Her ears are so perky - almost like a rabbit's with the way they stick up in the air. She sounds like she's made herself quite at home at your bird feeder.

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  23. How cute! So glad you shared this at Thoughts of Home!

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  24. Love this shot of the little squirrel. Nature is wonderful. I would like to invite you to our blog link party Dishing It and Digging it on Sundays.

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  25. How very pretty, different to our squirrels, yours has lovely long hairy ears. Maybe you will become friends and could feed her a few nuts? Squirrels are quite a pest here though and one has, I suspect, stolen eggs from a birds nest in my garden this week sadly.

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    1. Thank you, Betty!
      If I remember correctly, the ear-tufts belong to the grey winter coat (of the Eurasian red squirrel). We don't usually see them during summer! :)
      They do eat a lot of nuts and sunflower seeds from the bird feeder, which we can accept, but eating eggs of the little birds is far worse.

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  26. So sweet and yet such a rascal! :-)

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  27. What a wonderful visitor. I think I would put out squirrel food if I thought we could attract one as cute as that.

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  28. She's adorable! Those ears! I have both red and gray squirrels and chipmunks but not this kind of squirrel.

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  29. What an amazing little visitor, you got some great photos.

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  30. They must be the most expressive ears ever. How annoyingly cute as you can't help but loving those pesky little squirrel critters :)
    Wren x

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  31. What a beautiful squirrel and she looks as if she knows it too. Love your photos of her and the mosaic you made too:)

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  32. Voi mikä söpöläinen!

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  33. Squirrels can be so funny can't they with their antics, although I don't like them digging up my garden and the plants I do like watching them swinging around in the trees trying to work out how to get from one place to another. They are very acrobatic animals aren't they. Wonderful photos!!! Thank you for joining Five On Friday again this week, I do so appreciate it and enjoy reading your posts. Hope you have a great weekend! xx

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  34. Lovely photos of your cute visitor. She certainly does look very curious about you.

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  35. Oh my goodness, that little squirrel is adorable! And, how talented you are to capture these lovely pictures of him. I grew up in an area where we had squirrel and they were always fascinating to watch. The photo of the sunset is so beautiful. I hope you have a beautiful weekend, Pat xx (ps - thank you so much for the kind words you left on my blog)

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  36. I love squirrels and your photos are fabulous. Have a good weekend. B x

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  37. Suloinen ja utelias kurre nappisilmineen :)

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  38. Niin suloinen pörröhäntä! Olet päässyt hurjan lähelle vai onko sinulla uusi objektiivi? Kauniita kuvia pörröstä!

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    1. Kiitos, Teresa!
      Otan useimmat kuvani 55-250 mm linssillä, niin nämäkin. Seisoskelin ison kuusen alla ja välillä oravainen syöksähteli minua kohti. :) Olen vielä rajannut kuvia aika paljon. Useimmat kuvista eivät ole teräviä, mutta postasin ne, koska orava on minusta niin verrattoman hassun näköinen.

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  39. Voi miten veikeät ja somat kurrekuvat.

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  40. Well he is the cutist little fwllow. Great shots of him. Have a happy weekend.

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  41. Lovely shots Sara - he is beautiful and resourceful!
    Fabulous sunset,trees are sometimes more interesting in winter.

    Happy weekend!

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  42. Hello Sara, I love your cute squirrel friend. Those tufted ears are adorable. Wonderful collection of pretty photos and mosaics. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  43. I know they can be pesky, but they're so darn cute.

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  44. Squirrels are pesky little things, but they are so cute! You captured one of the cutest!

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  45. For some reason Squirrels never made it to New Zealand - such a shame as I find them fascinating, although I can see they are naughty!
    Great photos Sara!

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  46. Thank you Sara and thanks to the naughty squirrel for the lovely pictures.

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  47. haha, I know what you mean -they're little rascals those squirrels - we have a few who thinks we're their neighbors! (unfortunately one of of our neighbors is feeding them peanuts:( ) One of them, just looks like this one, except for the ears (when I post one in May, you'll see) - didn't think there could be so much difference!
    Many thanks for adding this post to SEASONS - love your enthusiasm for it! Have a great week and see you soon!

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  48. Dear Sara, the little squirrel is very very cute!
    Great photos :-) The last is beautiful. Hugs ... Dorothea

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  49. Squirrels are soon cute ! :) Söpöjä katsella, mutta osaavat myös tehdä tuhojaan.
    Kaverilla oli parvekkeella tuulettumassa untuvatakki... no, lyhyesti sanottuna
    kurre kävi siitä repimässä täytteitä. Mutta silti, ne on niiiiin söpöjä.

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  50. Yes, they are the cutest little nuisance! :-)) Enjoyed your pics.

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  51. I've never seen on with ears like that...how cute! We try to keep them from our feeders but then they eat off the ground under them. Hugs!

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  52. Kääks! Täytyy näyttää lapsilleni, kun meillä ei oravat viihdy tässä lähellä.

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  53. Awwwww....absolutely gorgeous...what a lovely squirrels you have in Finland. I especially love the ears.

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  54. Oh Sara your squirrel is too adorable....and I bet he doesn't listen at all and does as he wants! Rascals.

    Donna@GardensEyeView
    and LivingFromHappiness

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  55. That is one adorable squirrel. Love those long ears. We don't have that variety here. I actually leave food out for the squirrels. They are so much fun to watch.

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  56. Sometimes discussion is of little use other than it makes us feel that we have at least tried. The squirrel always wins. Wonderful photos.

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  57. We have some very cute creatures here in Australia but still when I visit the Northern Hemisphere, I am still excited whenever I see a squirrel....love your photo's and mosaics.

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