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22/10/2016

Squirrels and swans


Subtitle: Fuzzy photos taken through windows on cloudy and foggy October days






A catchy title for this post would have been "Pole Dance". :) Our bird feeder is now in a new - yet temporary - place and with some wooden parts replaced with plastic ones because this flipping adorable rascal already destroyed them.



This is an Eurasian red squirrel, in grey winter coat but with ear-tufts still small.











Whooper swans (Cygnus cygnus) are really handsome birds and we are happy to see nowadays more of them.






Synchronised cygnets: Heads up...






... heads down. :)






If I go out, this is what I usually manage to capture...









Thank you, Eileen, Anni and Jesh!






Have a lovely weekend!






♥!


39 comments:

  1. Eloisa tupsukorva-orava ja uljaat linnut hienoissa muodostelmissa.
    Upeat luontokuvat taas !

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  2. Breathtaking!!! My favorite weather is FOG!!! And the swans, I don't get to see them in the wild here in Texas so those were a special treat!

    [ps...loved the beautiful autumn colors in your previous post too!]

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  3. Hello, beautiful captures of the swans. I like the cute squirrel mosaics too. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, have a happy weekend!

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  4. Aivan ihania syksyisiä kuvia. Orava on melkoinen akrobaatti:-)

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  5. Syksy on vähävärisyydessään jotenkin kaunis, myös tuo notkea orava:) Ihanaa viikonloppua!

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  6. Upeita kuvia olet saanut. Hauska orava ja aivan fantastiset joutsenet. - Mukavaa viikonlopun jatkoa!

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  7. Beautiful swans and funny how they are so synchronized with their heads up and heads down. LOL. Nice post thanks for sharing.

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  8. So lovely, Sara! The squirrel is so cute! <3

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  9. Wonderful pictures! I see you have very entertaining little neighbors. :)))

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  10. Still these are wonderful moments to capture! Squirrels are so gymnastic! I have only once seen a Whooper swan and thought it most graceful and dignified!

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  11. Your misty days are beautiful, made even prettier by the swans.

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  12. Great photos of the swans and the squirrel. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

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  13. Wonderful animal and bird photos today. We don't see swans around these parts but we have lots of grey and red squirrels that don't have tufted ears. :) Enjoy the weekend.

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  14. Todella upeat luontokuvat!
    Nuo orava kuvat on niin ihanat!😍

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  15. Voi ihana Sara! Onko tämä teidän kotirantanne, niin kaunis...ruokintamökkikylä (tulee mieleen ruokkeen mökkikylä, jossa tuli asioitua monesti lapsena) on tosi suosittu näemmä! Oravien tankotanssia, hih.

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  16. Beautiful pictures of a gloomy day. I especially adore the squirrel what a beauty. Of course I like the swans too, but we have many of them and no squirrels here.
    Have a nice Sunday,
    Janneke

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  17. Beautiful autumn photos. Love autumn. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  18. I love those still and misty autumn shots, full of quiet. That squirrel looks to be quite a rascal! And the swans, so beautiful.

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  19. Your photos took my breath away, sweet Sara. The squirrel brought a smile to my face and those swans...pure elegance. Hugs to you!

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  20. Hello!:) Oh, just beautiful early morning mist shots, and whooper swans. Great shots of the pole dancer,..those squirrels are little rascals aren't they!:)

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  21. Beautiful creatures ♥♥♥♥

    Dear Sara, blue goblen purse (gobelin or goblin) you asked, I didn't stitched! I bought it from an antique shop! It is almost a hundred years old.

    Have a wonderful Sunday ♥

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  22. You've reminded me that the Whooper Swans must have returned to the Fens just north of here and I'll have to get to visit them soon. For the Red Squirrel I'd have to go much further afield.

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  23. Hello Sara. And thank you for visiting my blog. many thanks also for your description of Whooper Swans as jumbo jets - how right you. I just love the joyous sight and sound of Whoopers taking off, in flight or landing. It didn't matter that your day was a little murky because your pictures capture it perfectly, especially the last one.

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  24. Lovely series of images. Good luck trying to outwit those squirrels!

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  25. Sara....you KNOW I enjoyed this post immensely!! Your contribution for us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend is much appreciated!!

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  26. lovely sights third photo is enchanting to my eyes .
    you captured those squirrels so cleverly

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  27. Lovely shots - I dearly love to watch squirrels. Your swans are nice too!

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  28. Beautiful photos! Such a cute squirrel. That swan looks like it could be pretty powerful, but oh so beautiful!

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  29. Your whooper swans are stunning!
    That is one very determined little squirrel. Great captures Sara!
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)x

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  30. Such a delight to capture swans on the lake, must check if we have whoopers here.
    I saw on FB a squirrel like you always share that had been adopted as a baby by a guy and he walked it on a tiny halter and leash - it's a sweet pet for him.

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  31. Tunnelmallisia kuvia joutsenista! Hih mikä orava, täytyyhän senkin tietysti syödä :D

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  32. incredible pictures of he squirrel..
    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  33. Love those photo's of the squirrel ... incredible.

    All the best Jan

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  34. Your little squirrel is so cute with its tufted ears! They are amazing gymnasts when there is a treat involved! Love seeing the swans and the beautiful, misty scenes. xx Karen

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  35. Ciao Sara! I love the images even the blurry ones are truely amazing. I particularly like the last picture. It's so calming. Ciao cara.

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  36. We don't have any issue with squirrels at our bird feeders here in Tucson, expect I suppose in the mountains. Where we are moving we will likely have an opportunity to see their antics. Love that cute squirrel photos. And that lake with the swans...heavenly!

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  37. Lovely pool dance squirrel :) Nice "Swan Lake".

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  38. Lots of great photos. The squirrel made me laugh, love the ear tufts. - Pretty Autumn foliage and the swans are so graceful looking.

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