Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Friday, 2 October 2015

Furry Friends at Formby

A nature filled day last weekend included a visit to Formby on the Merseyside coast. Formby is famous for its colony of red squirrels, and it's an animal that I adore and have always wanted to get some pictures of. I've never managed it before, as they're not exactly co-operative, but I had a good couple of hours with them and some decent results at the end of it.
To start with I was more captivated with the Nuthatches and Woodpeckers that were numerous in the woods. During this time, the squirrels were playing around up in the canopy, chasing each other and eating. A couple then decided to come down and search for food on the ground. I seized my moment (which didn't last much longer than five minutes), but it was worth it.







The lovely sandy beach at Formby. If I'd taken my shorts I might have had a paddle in the sea.


20 comments:

  1. Lovely shots....I'm intrigued by the dark colouring on the tail and back!

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  2. Your red squirrels are so different than the squirrels that visit me. Lovely shots. Happy weekend.

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  3. So colorful...and SO CUTE!!

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  4. I was surprised to see a squirrel! Fun pictures. The red squirrels are much more colorful than our grey's..I'm always expecting a bird. It's a long walk to the water on that beach! Have a good weekend

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  5. Great captures! They are adorable little guys. Love the beach photos too.

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  6. Love the beach shots an the Squirrels are so cute

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  7. Oh, they are adorable !!!
    Great shots !

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  8. Love the color of your squirrels.

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  9. Surprised by the amount of black on these squirrels.

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  10. The squirrels are cute and the beaches look lovely - but they do NOT look warm! Great photos!

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  11. oh yes, more than decent results. beautiful creature. nice sunny day on the beach.

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  12. est ce l'├ęcureuil roux ? il a de beaux reflets sombres *

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  13. What great photos, I always try to catch a good shot of the squirrels around the farm and they're never cooperative either. It's great that you've finally achieved some good shots, the first one looks almost like he's posing for you. #animaltales

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  14. WHat wonderful photographs of very engaging animals

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  15. Wonderful photos! I love watching them, they're so cute.

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  16. what lovely shades on the squirrel's back, i saw black one in Canada

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  17. Fabulous shots of something furry for a change ... and so immensely cute! We have plenty of red squirrels here in Normandy but they are too quick for me to get photograph (especially as the dog thinks it's is her job to chase them up trees). The beach at Formby looks very much like our north NOrmandy beaches - lovely for a winter walk and bird watching. #AnimalTales

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  18. Hello, the red squirrels are so cute! I like their color. The beach looks wonderful. Great shots. I am sorry I am commenting so late, I've been away! Thanks so much for linking up! Have a happy day and weekend!

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