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photoblog image Allen Bank,  Grasmere 7/7

Allen Bank, Grasmere 7/7

Allan Bank is a great place to see native red squirrels. The NT. work hard alongside the Grasmere Red Squirrel Group to make the grounds at Allan Bank their ideal home, spending over £900 on feed every year. We didn't manage to see any apart from this one which seemed to be rooted to the spot.

Allen Bank, Grasmere 7/7

Allan Bank is a great place to see native red squirrels. The NT. work hard alongside the Grasmere Red Squirrel Group to make the grounds at Allan Bank their ideal home, spending over £900 on feed every year. We didn't manage to see any apart from this one which seemed to be rooted to the spot.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 20 May 2018, 00:41
This is excellent, Brian...did you take it home for Maureen's garden?
Brian Walbey: Unfortunately it was very securely attached to the tree trunk smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 May 2018, 05:51
Quel bel écureuil, il est très bien réussi.
Brian Walbey: Lovely isn't it.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 May 2018, 06:18
Red squirrels are gorgeous things. I'd love to see them again
Brian Walbey: The last time I can recall seeign a Red one was way back in the 70's.
Its a fine piece of artwork, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It would look very good in our (Maureen's) garden.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 May 2018, 08:24
Oh, I saw some real, red squirrels in Kew Gardens. A very nice sculpture!
Brian Walbey: How lucky you were then Philine, I reckon i haven't seen them since the 70's.in a park somewhere on the south coast.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 20 May 2018, 09:00
you would need more than 900 a year to feed one of this size, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed you would Ayush.
The progenitor of all the squirrels, even the mushrooms seem prehistoric. smile
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Claudio.
Martin has shown us similar work. I love this and would love to have this skill!

Red squirrels are our native species here. I was invaded with them once when raising ducks. They ate through the covers of the food bins.
Brian Walbey: Sadly over here the Grey Squirrels are taking over and the Red ones are dying out because of the lack of food.
Love it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 May 2018, 18:30
One thing on my bucket list when in Scotland was to see a red squirrel and hopefully photograph it. Most mornings one would attack the bird feeder, hanging upside down to nibble away at the nuts. I never did get a good photo of it! Yours has the typical shape of the red squirrel.
Brian Walbey: I would just like tos ee one let alone photograph it.
Wow - he's great isn't he!
Brian Walbey: It would look good in our (Maureen's) garden.
At least this one won't nick your nuts Brian
Brian Walbey: I beg your pardon! smile

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