Saturday, February 7, 2009

Camera Critters #44

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

I was driving a few blocks from home and had to turn around. The top of the telephone pole had a decoration. We actually have had blue skies for a few days. It was still only 20F.
It was one of the famous Black Squirrels of Kent, Ohio.
I got a few shots and it decided enough was enough.
I wanted to show you where the squirrels stay during the Winter. My house is a little ways down the street.
I zoomed in for a close look at the nest of twigs and leaves. It has made it through all of our winter storms.
See what other neat critters you can see at Misty's site.

38 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love the photo of the squirrel nest, FG. I guess they feel safer way up high but I would think it would also be windy and cold.

George said...

I'm glad you turned around to get these pictures. We don't have black squirrels down here, but the nests look the same up in the trees.

Luke Wiley said...

That nest is so cool!

NoBS said...

When I lived in Ohio, the squirrels just lived in our walls during the winter! I used to love to hear them running up and down from the attic to the basement and back again!

Shellmo said...

That Black squirrel was sure up high! I really like these critters!

Tricia said...

It still freaks me out to see a black squirrel - I'm just not used to seeing them! LoL!

Carletta said...

I'd really like to see one of these guys too. Such contrast to the grey and red ones I see.
Love the second one of him 'pole sitting.'

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That squirrel had better watch out among the wires and all.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tom--That black squirrel probably thought he was KING of the world up there on that pole!!!! I've never seen a black squirrel. Ours are all of those old gray ones. BUT--we do have those big nests in top of the trees around here. Wonder how they make it through all of the storms and wind????

Have a great weekend.
Betsy

ChrisC and JonJ said...

What a great eye you have.I would've missed that one.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the black squirrel, Since i have never seen one other then on these blogs i am wondering if they are as common as our gray squirrels and also wonder why we don't have them here.

Babooshka said...

I do miss these guys. They are so cheeky.

My Way said...

That is a neat shot. Thanks for sharing it.

Grammy said...

Great photos. I can believe there nest is still intact. All of ours were blown away or damaged so they have to rebuild. We only have red and gray here.
Have a great week.

dot said...

We don't have black squirrels around here either. Neat shots you got.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How neat to see him on top of that pole. I dont think many people would have noticed. I always expect their nests to be inside trees like ours.

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, it's so difficult to photograph squirrels: they are so quick! You have a great eye indeed. This is a fantastic sequence.

Darla said...

Great photo with the squirrel on top of the pole. WE have those big nests in our trees too.

Leanne said...

That was interesting. I'm not sure I ever thought about where squirrel live....... we don't have them here.

Michele said...

I just love that little black squirrel!!
You captured him perfectly up there... you had a good eye to see up there... I think I would've missed him!
Wonderful post.
I hope you are doing well these days and your face is healing.
Hug♥

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Good eye fishing guy! As bloggers, we all wish we had that ability to scurry up and down light poles and tree tops to get good photos. Squirrels would make great bloggers ... at least the photo part.

Stacey Huston said...

Isn't it amazing what we will do for these blogs.. makes us all look at the world a bit differently..Look Camera Critter, look Skywatch lol.. thanks for sharing I am fascinated by these black squirrels..

Dianne said...

great shots - the whole series works perfectly!!

Gattina said...

How cute and it doesn't get dizzy ! I would !

Misty Dawn said...

My boss would shoot me for saying this... but... I actually miss the black squirrels.... they signify 'home' to me :-)

Misty Dawn said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you - My boss actually sent me a neon green t-shirt with a black squirrel on it... from the restaurant ;-)

Denise said...
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Denise said...

I deleted my previous comments. Too many typos, must remember to wake up before commenting :) What I wanted to say was that squirrel nest must be a whole apartment complex. Great series of photos. He certainly has a head for heights doesn't he?

Judy said...

I thought that might be a sock in the squirrel nest, but when I enlarged the photo, is was pale leaves. My aunt had a tea towel in a nest in her tree, a few years back.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I've never seen a black squirrel except in photos. I've seen a gray one. :-) I only see squirrels if I go out to the lake, botanical gardens, or up in the mountains.

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Huge nest! I also enjoyed your other blog photos.

tipper said...

Your Black Squirrels amaze me-so neat. I've always been intrigued by squirrel nests-how they stay together when they look like such a fragile mess.

twobarkingdogs said...

Cute!

Mary said...

I really love that black squirrel! I'm always amazed that the nests survive the storms. When we had all that ice and wind, the squirrel nest out back didn't seem to be effected by it at all. I wonder how they tie it all together and I wonder how many squirrels will share one.

storyteller said...

What a nifty capture ... love the squirrels scurrying about. My Camera Critters is at Small Reflections, posted late Sunday.
Hugs and blessings,

Susie of Arabia said...

Cute squirrel shots - the close up on their nest is really interesting. It looks huge!

Janet, said...

I love squirrels. I think they are beautiful little critters. Loved your pictures.

Janet, said...

I love squirrels. I think they are beautiful little critters. Loved your pictures.