Following on from the red deer post yesterday here is some more Scottish wildlife. This time red squirrels which we sadly never see in Sheffield anymore. These were taken at the Kirroughtree Visitors Centre near Newton Stewart in the Galloway Forest Park.  These are tremendous little creatures so full of life and character it is so nice to see them bouncing about in the trees.  The South West of Scotland is so close to Sheffield (on a good day) we can be over the border in less than 4 hours, there are some tremendous places to go and some amazing things to see.  Some Wedding related posts coming soon, I promise!

Wonderful little characters, red squirrels in the Galloway Forest Park
Wonderful little characters
And balance cat like on the thinnest twig
And balance cat like on the thinnest twig
They bounce from branch to branch with extraordinary ability
They bounce from branch to branch with extraordinary ability
Inspecting what is on offer next...
Inspecting what is on offer next…
Amazing agility on display
Amazing agility
Not beyond a bit of self service from the counter
Not beyond a bit of self service from the counter
They happily climb all over the bird feeders to get their fill
They happily climb all over the bird feeders to get their fill
Fun to watch them work on a nut
Fun to watch them work on a nut
We don't have any of these left now in Sheffield so a real treat to see them in the wild
We don’t have any pf these left now in Sheffield so a real treat to see them in the wild
They almost seem to pose for the camera
They almost seem to pose for the camera
Red squirrels seem even more agile than their grey cousins
Red squirrels seem even more agile than their grey cousins
They clear-up much of the food dropped by the feeding birds...
They clear-up much of the food dropped by the feeding birds…
Red squirrel meets vole
Red squirrel meets vole
Incredibly adept at getting what they want
Incredibly adept at getting what they want
Seems no type of bird feeder is beyond them, there is plenty of food for all of them
Seems no type of bird feeder is beyond them, there is plenty of food for all of them

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