Siberian flying squirrel

At this site we are monitoring a Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans). It is living in a box located in Finland. The box is equipped with a web-cam similar to those boxes at the BirdBoxCam.

Siberian flying squirrel is an endangered species in Finland. Of the European Union countries it inhabits only Finland and Estonia.

It is very unlikely to see the squirrel in the live-picture at the main page. When it comes into the box it goes directly under the nest material wich is beard moss. It allways has two up to four nests so it is not every day in this box.

Sorry, there is no further translation at this site. Pleace feel free to look at pictures in the archive and diary. You are also welcome to leave a message in the guest book, read or write.

You will find more information of the Siberian flying squirrel at:

http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/flyingsquirrel/

http://www.borealforest.org/world/mammals/russian_flying_squirrel.htm

Beginning at 3rd November 2005 a Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) has been using this box as a food storage. It brings mice, moles and small birds into the box. It is then using the stored food during the winter when it might be hard to find anythin else to eat. This is a common behaviour of the Pygmy Owl.