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Another photograph of a red squirrel, this time taken just two days ago during another outing with friends at the amazing little Eskrigg Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Lockerbie in southern Scotland. This place is a beautiful and very well maintained reserve and owes its existence to the hard work and tireless efforts of Jim Rae, a retired biology teacher, and his many enthusiastic volunteers. Very well worth a visit and a haven not only for red squirrels but also for an amazing variety of wild bird life.

We had taken some shelled hazelnuts along with us and we certainly succeeded in attracting a few red squirrels with them although they still remained at quite a distance and, being incredibly quick, were still very difficult to photograph, even with a long lens.

And, funnily enough, as soon as I looked at this picture I was reminded of the advertisement for Cadbury's Whole Nut chocolate bars - some of you might remember the little ditty -

"Nuts! Whole Hazelnuts! Cadburys take them and they cover them in chocolate!" - sung to the tune of the Banana Boat Song!

You can see a larger version of this photograph on "beta" TE here.

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