Ludwig C. Timm spotted some activity at his residence in Germany a few months ago. It turned out there was a small building project going on right outside his bathroom window.
“At first, we simply spotted a few of little twigs on the windowsill. “We thought it was blown there by the wind,” Timm told The Dodo. “Then we noticed the squirrels constructing.”
The squirrels had picked this location to establish their family and build their nest.
The unexpected arrival provided Timm, a photographer, with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to picture squirrels up close — especially when the furry family grew.
Of course, the nest wasn’t just a place to sleep. It was also a nursery.
Timm has been keeping a careful eye on the squirrels and their ever-growing babies outside his window for months. One image, in particular, jumps out among the pictures of their regular lives.
Timm noticed this while monitoring the nest the other day: the squirrels were snuggled up and taking a nap:
“It was quite fortunate for me to be able to photograph the sleeping squirrels,” Timm stated. “Normally, they sleep inside the nest, but it was so hot that day that they slept outside where I could see them.”
A few sleeping squirrels may appear to be a simple scene. However, witnessing it firsthand is priceless.
It all started with a couple of twigs outside Timm’s window.
“It’s a wonderful coincidence [that they chose that location],” Timm said. “We got to watch the squirrels mature.”