Grey Squirrel

Caught this grey Squirrel out between rain showers in the woodland clearing, feeding on the birdseed.
Great capture. It looks like he was running through the branches and then caught sight of you and stopped.
posted February 13th, 2018  
@henrir Well spotted Henri he did exactly that, then ran back out of sight:)
posted February 13th, 2018  
They love birdseed! We use safflower seeds in our feeder, they don’t like those seeds.
posted February 13th, 2018  
I can't decide if he is puffed up because he has eaten too much birdseed or because it is cold! Engaging capture!
posted February 13th, 2018  
Adorable :)
posted February 13th, 2018  
Lovely clear shot. I know they are pests but they are quite cute
posted February 13th, 2018  
@louannwarren Thank you for your comment Lou Ann, this little fellow seems to eat anything:)
posted February 13th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze Thank you Hazel, I think hes just well fed looking closely at him:)
posted February 13th, 2018  
@gilbertwood Thank you for your comment Denise:)
posted February 13th, 2018  
@suesouthwood Thanks Sue, your right they are but we all love to see them running around particularly those cute little red ones:)
posted February 13th, 2018  
Fabulous shot Peter. He looks very well fed. Your bird feeder seems to be a great restaurant for him.
posted February 14th, 2018  
@onewing Thank you Babs we are always replenishing the feeders maybe this little fellow need to stay away more often:)
posted February 14th, 2018  
@pcoulson Well the red ones are just lovely and not pests! Unfortunately they are rare now because of the invader grey squirrel!
posted February 14th, 2018  
Wow. Lovely detail. Nice shot.
posted February 14th, 2018  
@netkonnexion Thank you so much for finding the time to comment Damon its appreciated:
posted February 14th, 2018  
Nicely captured! As I often observe, we don't get enough squirrels on 365. ;)
posted February 15th, 2018  
@stray_shooter Thanks Ron the Grey Squirrels are slowly taking over and our nativel much smaller and prettier Red Squirrels are disappearing,
Bit of history:- they were imported as fashionable additions to estates, but grey squirrels soon became the main threat to the survival of the native red population. Native to the eastern half of North America, grey squirrels were first introduced to Britain in the 1870s and are now widely distributed across the UK
posted February 15th, 2018  
They sound a bit of a nuisance - like many introduced species they have misplaced other natives. Cute shot just the same.
posted February 15th, 2018  
Yes they are considered a pest Dianne but we still like to see them, the native Red Squirrel is smaller and prettier, we also now have a wild population of American mink originated from mass releases of mink from fur farms by animal rights activists in the 1990s:)
posted February 15th, 2018  
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