Delightful red squirrel nibbling chestnut, Brownsea Island.
The annual trip to Brownsea Island in Dorset produced an exciting total of 34 red squirrels this year!
Red squirrel outside the restaurant, Brownsea Island.
Last year's 60 squirrels was unlikely to be beaten, but 30+ was a good haul. They're very active in October, mostly at the inhabited end of the island. Scuffling around with nuts, leaping around trees, they're not too shy - so long as you're quiet, you should see them.
Posing Autumn peacock, Brownsea Island. Coming to a chocolate box or jigsaw near you soon!
Also seen at close quarters...chickens, deer and peacocks!