I'd had my morning stroll around the garden and was having a quiet cup of coffee whilst reading the Sunday papers when our friendly neighbourhood pair of squirrels decided to come out to play. Not content with the nuts we put out for them on a table by the fence, as always they found it fun to play on the bird feeders and boxes etc.
One squirrel we call Superman - because he doesn't only jump from one feeder to the other - a good metre away, he literally leaps through the air to get what he wants before the birds get there. Of course he's a lot bigger than they are so he wins every time.
These squirrels give us such a lot of pleasure all year round - we spend many afternoons watching their antics when they're either foraging for nuts and then burying them in our lawn (!!!) or chasing along our fence to see who gets to the nuts first.
This one was actually posing for the photo I took through my French windows. He sat there for ages as though he was waiting for my camera to snap him.
Thank you for all your comments you left on my last post - they mean a lot and are much appreciated.
Have a good week.