Saturday, February 23, 2013

Brown Hare

TheTamshee: is looking forward to Mad March Hare season


Monday, February 4, 2013

Red Squirrels

TheTamshee: spent a few hours observing a couple of Red Squirrels foraging for food in the open woodland at Whinfell Forest. They eat the seeds of trees, neatly stripping conifer cones to get at the seeds within.  Nuts (especially hazelnuts but also beech and chestnuts), berries and young shoots are also favoured. Between 60% to 80% of its active period may be spent foraging and feeding. Excess food is put into caches, either buried; or cached in nooks or holes in trees, and eaten when food is scarce.