|sciurus carolinensis - introduced into the UK from North America in 19thC|
- doing very nicely, thank you
I'm not saying that Neil the Ghillie used to shoot squirrels, mind you, but it is a fact that we never saw any here until he retired in June.
Are squirrels pests (I mean to farmers)? Maybe we'll find out over the winter.
Still haven't decided what we are going to do about our bird feeders this year. There's an experimental one attached to the kitchen window at the moment - sunflower hearts - no visitors yet; they must have given up on us. If we see any Magpies around the feeder it will be withdrawn immediately. Having said which, we've had Jackdaws for many years, and they don't bother with the feeders.
We'll wait and see.