“Come on you reds!”

There could only be one choice of title for this post, I’m afraid – and it has nothing whatsoever to do with football!

Today a friend, Grahame Morgan, invited me to accompany him to a private site where he has set up a hide to watch the local Red Squirrel population. I jumped at the chance. There was no way that I was going to miss this!

Our native Red Squirrels are currently fighting back. Almost wiped out by habitat loss and Squirrel Pox which is carried by the non-native Grey Squirrel, their numbers are now increasing in some parts of the country. In Wales,  Anglesey in particular has provided a stronghold for them and their range is now expanding onto the mainland.

You somehow know that the day is going to turn out well when it starts like this….

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In a nutshell (pun intended) the squirrels performed perfectly. The light could have been better for photos and I’m still learning about my Canon 5D Mkii but the trip was a definite success.IMG_6445 IMG_6526 IMG_6540 IMG_6558¬†¬†IMG_6365IMG_6373IMG_6426

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