I have to admit, I have a thing about Red Squirrels. Being so used to having greys running around the garden, it is really nice to see the reds in the woodland at Formby point.

Not having been there for probably close to 30 years, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’d read some blogs about the squirrels, most saying they had seem them, many saying how few they had seen so I didn’t have any high hopes.

How wrong could I be, within 10 minutes of sitting amongst the trees I heard ‘munching’, looking up, a red was right above me having breakfast. After that, it was a bit of a squirrel fest! This little fella ran across in front of me a few times.