Finnish pine squirrel lives in our neighborhood. Actually we have three squirrels: two pine squirrels and one brown-tailed squirrel. They visit birds feeding place many times a day and eat a lot of seeds and peanuts. I love to watch them chasing each other up and down along the tree trunk. So far I have seen only male squirrels, so I wonder where are the females.
Finnish squirrels vary on the color. We have black-tailed, brown-tailed and pine squirrels. The black-tailed squirrel is common in Eastern Finland, pine squirrel in Lapland! and the most common brown-tailed squirrel all over the Finland.
Even though pine squirrel usually lives in Lapland, I am quite sure that two squirrels are pine ones. Namely they have red tail and in winter their coat is silver-gray exactly the attributes for pine squirrel. Ear tufts develop during the fall and fall off in the spring. The male and the female resemble each other both in appearance and size.
One day I was coming back from the daily walk and found this beautiful squirrel leaving the feeding place and climbing up to the tree. I was lucky to have my camera with me. The pine squirrel posed like a model for a while and then continued his way.
Here are some photos of Finnish pine squirrel. I hope these photos cheer up your day!
Have a nice day! Let’s enjoy the spring ❤️