The squirrels payed chase round the garden.
I don't know why but this usually ends up with one or both squirrels hanging from a tree or sitting on a fence with a nut sticking out of their mouths. I wonder if this is a sign that they have won or lost the game?
Nut boxes are emptied and the nuts distributed throughout the neighbourhood.
The squirrels are not tight by any means they bury the nuts in all the surrounding gardens as well as ours. The neighbours can often be seen scratching their heads after finding sprouting peanuts in their plant pots, I can imagine them thinking, "I don't remember planting that!".
Regular rests are needed.
All this running about and nut gathering is very tiring, so of course squirrels have to take regular breaks. Some like to just chill out on the fence, others like to relax with a ready shelled nut or two.
Ready shelled hazelnuts a treat.
The ready shelled hazelnuts are a special treat only found occasionally on the shed windowsill, so only the bravest squirrels managed to get these.
A very special treat.
There was a small Dunnock enjoying some seeds on the table when all of a sudden a very wicked Robin flew over and attacked him.
Robin looking very pleased with himself.
The poor Dunnock was so upset he left the table and hid in the bush beside it not daring to come out.
Dunnock hiding in the bush.
Mr Blackbird across the garden saw it all
He just carried on eating his berries he didn't want the Robin bothering him!
Even the squirrels seemed to be talking about Robin
I think Robin being a bully in the garden will not be forgotten for quite a while.
We had a visit earlier in the week from my son Chris, his better half Joanne, and my grandson Logan. Logan came dressed as Woody from Toy Story. The only thing he didn't have was a hat. So Logan was very happy to borrow my hat to have his photo taken.
Logan as Woody from Toy Story.
Pepper is on the mend. He does not like taking his medication and makes it very difficult for Lynsey when she tries to give him the pills. Pepper still attempts to bite her and at times succeeds. However she still perseveres and asked the vet for an instrument to fire the pills down his throat, now she just has to catch him!
"Pepper what's that smell?" "It's Lynsey's feet under this blanket Biscuit"
"Oh good I thought it was me or you!!!"
Until the next time...