Cyril, Felicity & Percy the squirrels

Cyril the Squirrel darts between the trees with armfuls of nuts. He spots me out of the corner of his eye and nonchalantly drops his rather impressive pile of hazelnuts, spins on one foot and poses for the camera. He has been preening himself all morning and prides himself on having the best ears, and fluffiest tail in all of Milk Wood.

Felicity is also a collector of nuts and queen of the treasure hunt, Felicity the red squirrel is quite the practical joker. Her favourite game is to adopt an innocent squirrel pose and spy on her victims as they hide their nuts for winter. After the unsuspecting squirrel has departed, she quickly uncovers the nut for repositioning, leaving a cryptic note in its place.

Percy the Squirrel leaps about high up in the canopy, scampering up and down tree trunks. He's feeling a little more daring today and sneaks down close to my hiding spot. Before I know what’s happening he’s stolen my breakfast, and has his eye on my pink feather boa. Although it would suit him, that’s one step too far and he makes a hasty retreat with a cheeky look in his eye.