Author Topic: Red Squirrels  (Read 3058 times)

IanDG

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Red Squirrels
« on: 10 February, 2023, 11:48:50 pm »
Walking home with the dogs today, saw a Red Squirrel dash across the road. Didn't think there were any tis side of Dumfries so went onto the Scottish reporting site and noticed a distinct lack of sightings in my area (2023). So I clicked on 2022 - last sighting reported almost 12 months to the day (11/02/22) in the same place - how weird?


Pingu

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Re: Red Squirrels
« Reply #1 on: 10 February, 2023, 11:57:59 pm »
Lucky you  :) It's always good to see a red.

There seem to be concerns about squirrel pox in your area (not down to you I hasten to add  :) )

rogerzilla

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Re: Red Squirrels
« Reply #2 on: 11 February, 2023, 07:42:11 am »
I saw three on Brownsea Island, the only place they survive in the south (the greys can't swim* across Poole Harbour).

*I bet the next firmware upgrade includes stowing away on ferries, or building a glider
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Re: Red Squirrels
« Reply #3 on: 11 February, 2023, 08:42:35 am »
Brownsea Island,

Isn't that just the new name for the "UK"?

Re: Red Squirrels
« Reply #4 on: 11 February, 2023, 08:58:40 am »
I saw three on Brownsea Island, the only place they survive in the south (the greys can't swim* across Poole Harbour).

*I bet the next firmware upgrade includes stowing away on ferries, or building a glider

Quite a population on the Isle of Wight for the same reason.