"A recent and most welcome visitor to my window-sill bird table is a red squirrel. With its distinctive pointed ear tufts, it is much smaller and more delicate than its originally grey cousin. It comes at dawn to breakfast on hazelnuts and is a real joy to watch so closely."
Many people know the story of the red squirrel who used to come and visit the bird table next to where I paint. I am delighted to announce that in the last few weeks we have spotted not one but two young squirrels raiding the bird feeder, occasionally almost getting stuck. I made the little box feeder (which they quickly learnt to use) to help keep the blue and great tits from taking the nuts. and this morning there were three all visible at once. This is really good news.