|Our first Red|
This was our first visitor.
We thanked him/her for visiting by putting out monkey nuts.
After more research we have added to this, providing a more balanced diet including hazelnuts, seeds, fruit and carrot. Now I am after Steve to build a proper feeder.
We now know that we definitely have two visitors because we have seen one exiting stage left as another arrived from the right. We are novices at this but, hopefully, over time, we shall learn to distinguish between different visitors. We think there are more than two but we generally only see one at a time.
Red Squirrels are now only found in the North of England and Scotland, and they are fully protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). Their decline in numbers is mainly due to the population explosion of the Grey Squirrel which was introduced from America in 1876. Grey Squirrels are now classed as vermin in the UK.
We turned to the Red Squirrel Survival Trust for more information and this led us to Red Squirrels Northern England. We have reported out sightings and fully intend to support the Red Squirrels in our area. Hopefully, we shall also get more photo's to share here.