Red Squirrels in Dumfries and Galloway

Red Squirrels at the Kirroughtree Visitors Centre in the Galloway Forrest Park

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

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

Amazing agility

...but are not beyond a bit of self service from the counter

…but are 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 pf 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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