Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - Squirrels

I do love the squirrels of my area of the country. The most prevalent in Kent is the Black Squirrel. This one was on my deck checking out the barrel planter, which is empty at this time of year. The sun is bright on the black fur making it look lighter but I loved the pose. The Grey Squirrel is the next prevalent one and on any day I can see either on my walks. This little guy had a Maple seed for a snack.
The Fox Squirrel is not as prevalent but are in the area. This one was eating it's prize while I golfed in PA last year.
This is a common member of the squirrel family that is hard to capture because they are so fast. The smallest of the family, the Chipmunk. It is the only one with stripes. This one was along the Cuyahoga River and its quick motions drew me to the hiding place.
This is my new prize from my trip to CVNP this past weekend. It is a small sized squirrel with a great color. It is a Red Squirrel and the first I've captured on camera. It makes me so happy to share this one with you.
Tom asked to show a mixture of the Black and Grey Squirrel so here is a crossbread from last year. It is neither Black nor Grey Squirrel. You can see him hiking with the new baby if you click to check his post.
I hope you enjoyed my Wednesday post on squirrels of NE Ohio.

23 comments:

Tom said...

Nice Tom, although, why no black gray squirrel?

Tom

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, Squirrels are certainly photogenic... I can't believe that they can be such PESTS to us birders...

BUT--we have a bigger pest.. And that is another cute little critter... That's our CHIPMUNKS. They drive me crazy. I put out all new bird food this morning--and while we were at the grocery store, the chipmunks got in the plate and ate it all.... Grrrrrrrr.

Betsy

Pietro said...

Oh, you've photographed them so well! The first squirrel seems even to be tame.

NCmountainwoman said...

I enjoyed the photographs and I don't even like squirrels. We have non-albino white squirrels here in Brevard. I'll have to get some photos of them.

Nick S said...

Lovely ! :-)

Michele said...

Aww.. you have really captured some great squirrel photos!
The one hanging over the branch eating his dinner made me chuckle!
The Red squirrel is awesome, that really is a great capture! Congrats on getting this one, that surely is a prize!!!

Hugs♥

Twisted Fencepost said...

You know I did!
They are all great shots.
I can't even pick a favorite, they are all THAT good!

Janet, said...

I love squirrels and chipmunks! You've got some really good pictures of them. Chipmunks are so cute.

EcoRover said...

Those scurrious squirrels, gotta love 'em. We have only the pine squirrel here (along with several species of ground squirrels). But I fondly recall the diversity of the Allegheny hardwood forest. Thanks for the pics and memories.

Denise said...

I'm a squirrel fan also, and I can't get enough of them. I thoroughly enjoyed your cute little guys. Thank you!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Tom. LOVE this post. Squirrels are some of my favorite critters. The Red one is gorgeous!! You captured it so well too. I never miss Mary's Squirrel Sundays to see what hers have been up to. She has a fantastic way of adding the funniest dialogue to the pictures too.

Shionge said...

When I spotted one squirrel it is always hurrying away so I'm having fun just by looking at all your great shots :D

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots.Is the one in the first picture doing push-ups? Blessings,Ruth

Willard said...

A wonderful series on the squirrels. I especially like the photo of the red squirrel. It is exceptional!

Luke Wiley said...

Looks like friendly little fellows!

evlahos said...

they are so cute

Shellmo said...

Wonderful squirrel shots! That 1st one was cute w/ him hanging on the barrel sides!

Mary said...

I'm glad someone besides me loves these little critters :-) You have such a variety! I just get the Fox Squirrels....maybe they are aggressive and drive the others away. We have grey squirrels in other areas of the city, but I don't see them at my house. If I get over to Kent some day, will you promise me black squirrels?? I really want to see those. Red squirrels are cute, too.

George said...

You got great captures on all these critters. I see Betsy filled you in on the 'joys' of chipmunks for us. It wasn't all that long ago that she was calling the chipmunks 'cute'. My, how her tune has changed!

imac said...

Great capture of the RED sqirrel, thats one I havent seen as yet.

Happy Easter

Tina said...

WHAT no black squirrels..lol
cute little guys in your pics!! Haven't seen a chipmunk in a long time. We don't have them in the area I live now..not rocky enough..

Tipper said...

Love Love the red one-perfect photo-looks like it should be in a wildlife magazine!

alex216 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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