Saturday, March 10, 2007

Sciurius griseus

Western Gray Squirrel
(Sciurius griseus)
Click on photo to enlarge - © 2007 jim otterstrom
10:31 A.M.
This Gray Squirrel (among several scampering around the grounds today) paused for a drink at our giant boulder birdbath in between foraging excursions to the various suet cages this morning.

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Blogger Eric Valentine said...

What can I say Jim, you did it again, a wonderful shot.

Popped my pic at my site, just another thing to see, it's nice to see who you talk to I think.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Eric-

Nice picture, you're looking pretty good for an old coot!

You asked about my camera in a previous comment. It's a 5 megapixel Canon S2IS, and I have the telephoto and wide angle lenses for it.

The telephoto extender allows me to get these close-ups of the animals. I took this one from our deck this morning (about 25 feet from the subject) while I was having my coffee.

12:31 PM  
Blogger BurdockBoy said...

Nice shot.

We've had loads of squirrels buggering up our bird feeders the past month. I guess their food supply is running short.

10:11 PM  
Blogger clairesgarden said...

its funny how some peole love to hate squirrels. I dont get them here, too much of a conrete jungle, although I know they are about not too far away. actually there have been hardly any birds feeding this winter, either its so mild they don't need to or the increasing amount of hedges being ripped out has taken them further away. one disadvantage of living in an almost car-park?

1:01 AM  
Blogger arcolaura said...

Love the light and shadow, lines in the tail fur, lines in the pine...

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excellent photograph!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

Gorgeous photo. I'm sure he's a delight to watch.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just looked at your squirrel and bird photos. They are some *beautiful* critter shots. Squirrels are mischievous little devils, but I gladly share my birds' chow with them. I buy unsalted peanuts and pile them on the porch rail for the little guys. (And for the blue jays and the woodpeckers, all great peanut munchers.) Thanks for your beautiful photos! I really love and appreciate your blog. It is such a wonderful bright spot!
-Kathy in Kentucky

6:02 PM  

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