Tour Scotland short 4K Autumn wildlife camera nature travel video clip of the sight and sounds of a young Grey squirrel listening to birds on a visit and trip to my cottage garden in Scone by Perth, Perthshire, Britain, United Kingdom. Squirrels eavesdrop on the chatter of birds to work out whether the appearance of a predator is cause for alarm. Animals including squirrels tune in to cries of alarm from other creatures, while some take note of all clear signals from another species with which they co-exist to assess danger. Recognition of bird chatter as a sign of safety is likely adaptive, as squirrels that can safely reduce their vigilance level in the presence of bird chatter presumably are able to increase foraging success. As its name suggests, this squirrel typically has a grey coat with white undersides, though the coat colour can also be quite brown at times. Grey squirrels are mainly herbivorous, eating acorns, hazel nuts, berries, fungi, buds and shoots, and even bark. The grey squirrel was introduced to Great Britain in the middle of the 19th century. There is now an estimated population of 2 million making them much more common than the native red squirrel. They arrived in England from North America and are now one of Britain's most well known and frequently seen mammals, with an estimated population of 2 million. Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome. According to the meteorological calendar, the first day of Autumn or Fall always falls on September 1. If you follow the astrological calendar, however, Autumn or Fall begins on Saturday, September 23 All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.
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