Persistence Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris, Eichhörnchen)
Observing wildlife whenever I can is a passion of mine. It doesn't help that there's a bird feeding site right outside the living room window, or that there are almost always peanuts in the flower box on the balcony - right outside my bedroom window - for corvids to fetch. I often find myself watching the birds and squirrels for ages, pondering about their behavior. As such I am convinced that there are things we can learn from the animals if we just look close enough. In this case, I was watching this squirrel eating one peanut after another. Sometimes sitting on the lawn or at the base of a tree, at other times sitting a few meters up on a tree. After being almost finished with the last peanut, the squirrel dropped it. It then turned around, checked its surroundings and quickly went down the tree and up again after fetching what little was left of the nut. Moral of the story? No matter how little you think there's left to gain, don't give up because of a small setback. Persistence pays off.
Taken with a Canon EOS 1100D, Tamron AF 70-300mm 4-5.6 Di SP VC USD Lens