Sunday, 27 August 2017

Squirrel!

Just to show that I have returned to the land of the living, here are some pictures of a squirrel from the UK.  This is the introduced Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) rather than the native Red, but I missed out on Nutkin on my travels.

The Grey Squirrel is not really very popular in the UK, as it has largely replaced the Red Squirrel over most of the country.  But, given I don't see any sort of squirrel on a regular basis I was still pleased to see this one - and so were my kids!





These pictures were taken at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire.

14 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Thankfully, here in the little Secret Coast of the Bonny Land, we have a goodly number of red squirrels (very timid and almost impossible to get in lens)... Scotland has made a concerted effort to stem the rise of the grey... YAM xx

Marie Smith said...

We only have red squirrels on this island. The gray looks huge!

Lea said...

Cute photos!
We are overrun with grey squirrels here in the southern United States where I live, even though there is a hunting season for squirrels.
Have a great week!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, cute squirrel. Great series! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

these cute little ratballs thrive on the Wheeler dole. They do love the BIRD feeders.

Rhodesia said...

I am glad to say here in France we only have the red squirrel, hopefully it will stay that way. Love your photos though. Cheers Diane

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) I have a fondness for both the red and the grey squirrels, they are some of the most photogenic creatures there are, and your shots are great.

Gordon said...

Yes Stewart they tend to shoot them on sight in Cumbria.
Al the best, Gordon.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Stewart, how many would you like me to send over to you, huh? They are natives here but they sure can be a royal PITA.

David Gascoigne said...

I am very fond of Grey Squirrels but they are a bit of a bane in my backyard. They can destroy a bird feeder in no time flat. And however squirrel proof a feeder is deemed to be they find a way to get to the seed. I admire their ingenuity.

bettyl-NZ said...

What a lovely little model! I can imagine how fun it was to watch him/her going about their business.

A Colorful World said...

Glad you are feeling better! Loved seeing the squirrel!

Ida said...

I love squirrel's and this little fellow is quite cute.

Brian King said...

Introduced from here, perhaps? It looks just like the ones in my backyard. ;-)