Here where we live in the Paris region, we are lucky enough to have a pair of red squirrels making daily visits to our mature ash tree and eating the fruit. We only moved in 6 months ago, but we believe the squirrels have been here for a few years.
Over the last few days, however, on several occasions, we have seen a crow attacking the squirrels as soon as they appear on the tree. There have always been crows around, but fairly rarely in this particular tree. There's definitely no nest site within the tree, but there may be one not far off.
The ash tree provides our squirrels with a major source of food and we're worried that they may desert our garden completely if this continues.
I wonder if anyone has any thoughts or possible solutions?
Thanks in advance!
You could always put up a Squirrel feeder, cigalene. You're lucky to have Red Squirrels as in most of England the Reds have been pushed out by the Grey Squirrels which we regard as a pest.
Not sure where you can get them In France but I think Amazon.fr have a selection.
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