Sunday, 23 March 2014

A Squirrels Lot

Grey Squirrels are active most of the year, when they are not eating peanuts left out for them of course.{:)) They breed twice yearly, December to February and May to June. They produce up to six in a litter and the young leave the nest after about 10 weeks.
They are a Herbivore and eat nuts, plants, seeds, berries, buds and shoots. They will take eggs and small rodents if food is really scarce.

This one below is eating peanuts left out for it.





This ones lunch consisted of a few tasty Ash Tree buds.




Then a spot of grooming.




Then taking in a the Sun.


24 comments:

  1. Aww, how cute is that! Have a great Sunday.

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  2. A cracking set of shots there Roy.

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  3. Those tree rats are certainly cuter than the other kind! I'm doing a battle with a few in my yard right now. They sure love my bird seed!

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    1. Yes they are very greedy Kathie.{:))

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  4. Lovely images Roy, it's always interesting to watch their antics, but I'm afraid it's a love hate relationship when they're in my garden raiding the bird feeders!...[;o)

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  5. Hey Roy... You don't have to tell me about there breeding times, believe me it seems like it is constant!! : )
    They are cute , and do some comical things, but grrrr when they get to be six a time on the deck!!!

    Anyway really cute shots especially the ones with the end of the branch! : )

    Grace

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  6. What a lovely series Roy. You managed to get close (as to say, it looks like that). They are beautiful little squirrels, although I heard they are a problem to the population of the Red squirrel.
    Love you photo's and text!

    Have a nice sunday,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne, it was way up in a tree and I was using a 600mm lens. (Panasonic 100-300mm).
      They have encroached on much of the territory that use to be long to the Red.

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  7. They take a good photo don,t they, at my park they are very skittish, but at another park we go to Golden Acer they will feed out of your hand.. Great to watch..

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    1. Thanks Amanda, yes they are different as some are use to humans and others aren't. This one remained high in a tree and would certainly run away if I could get any nearer.

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  8. Hello Roy
    In France there is not Grey Squirrels, fortunately, otherwise our little red disappear.
    But yours pictures are really great ! And yours photos 5 6 7 are very beautiful !
    Nice day :)

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  9. Wonderful photos of the grey squirrels. They're not my favourite creatures, but I'm still fascinated by their behaviour and you've captured that so well here.

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  10. Hi roy. Wonderful series of squirrel shots.

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  11. So beautiful! I'm really a very little jealous of Roy! I love squirrels, but I never see them. You really have a beautiful oil series put down. My compliments.

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    1. Thanks Helma.
      They are everywhere here.{:))

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