19 Aug 2015
Red Squirrels are one of my favourite British mammals. Ever since I saw my first one in Cumbria in the 70's I've loved their cuteness! Center Parcs, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria is a stronghold for them. So, when Jan announced she was booking up a long weekend there with our daughter, son in law and granddaughter after our sons wedding I was looking forward to the break but mainly the opportunity to see the squirrels!
They were coming to a feeding station near the rangers hut and it was nice to see a selection of woodland birds there as well. These included lots of Bullfinches, a Yellowhammer, Coal Tits & Nuthatch as well as plenty of commoner stuff.
Little Lizzie was fascinated by the squirrels - its a mammal they don't get in Australia!
Posted by Phil Woollen. at 13:38