The squirrel held the nut in its jaw and scampered along the wall displaying wonderful agility skills, as captured when tracking the movement with my camera. It took 7 seconds to travel the length of the wall and into the wood.
A little while later the same red squirrel returns to select a hazelnut and stays to eat the nut whilst perched on the branch.
The same red squirrel returns for a third helping of hazelnuts which it buries to hopefully find later.
A red squirrel has an exceptionally good sense of smell.They can find buried food underneath a foot of snow and know if a nut is rotten without opening it. Hope this red squirrel finds this nut during the winter.
This photographer is now going for her breakfast!