Sunday, 5 June 2016

Terrific tufty!

A few days at Centerparcs in the Lake District was great for the family and we had brilliant weather whilst the rest of the country suffered. Best bit though was the pair of red squirrels behind our cabin.

I had of course taken a big tub of peanuts so the little fellows soon got used to my daily offerings and I had several chances to photograph them in the morning and evenings.

Not all good news there though as squirrel pox has hit the colony hard with maybe 60% having succumbed. Certainly we didn't see squirrels anywhere else on the 400 acre site and the rangers were very concerned.

I have photographed red squirrels in Scotland and Lancashire before but was pleased to get a wider portfolio of shots with these ones. A lovely subject that I could photograph again and again though.

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