We now have three squirrels which we think are immature siblings. Two are a rich chestnut red, one with ear tufts and the other without. The third is blonder and more timid and possibly in less good condition.
The opportunity to feed them intensely with mainly hazelnuts at a time when food is scarce for them, is brilliant - especially when the weather has been so poor. Today two of them were in close proximity on the bird table and we could hear their conversational squeaking as they took it in turns to take nuts from the feeder.