Ludwig C. Timm spotted some activity at his residence in Germany a few months ago. It turned out there was a little building project going on right outside his bathroom window.
“At first, we just spotted a few of little twigs on the windowsill. “We believed 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 birth 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 kids outside his window for months. One image in particular jumps out among the pictures of their regular life.
Timm noticed this while monitoring the nest the other day: the squirrels were snuggled up and taking a nap: