Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday Potpourri - Black Squirrels

I thought I would share my Black Squirrels from Kent today. They have free reign over the neighborhood an love my feeder. This guy thought this was a good way to get at the food quickly. "Let's see, if I make it lean more food comes out.". "I feel someone watching me." Hey squirrel, you have a little food around your mouth.
"This is fun, if I jump from the pole on top I get a nice view of the neighborhood."

"The roof of the shed is a nice place to rest after I get a full belly. What is that dove doing up here?" - I built this shed 10 years ago and the roof is holding up well.
The Black Squirrels do normal squirrel things when not near my feeders.
I do hope you enjoyed a look at the areas Black Squirrels. There is a festival coming in September for them.

28 comments:

Rose said...

I wonder what type of personality do these have...are they similiar to the fox squirrel or more like the gray squirrel? To me, they look like they would be more timid than the fox squirrels but maybe not as shy as the gray.

imac said...

Cor, never seen a Black one b4 Tom.
Great shots.

Craig Glenn said...

Tom,

Very cool. I have never seen a black squirrel until you started posting them. I will have to google this to be sure you haven't let the spray paint get away from you. LOL

Craig glenn

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Isn't it amazing that I see more blogs with squirrels in bird feeders than I do BIRDS... ha ha (At least you have pretty squirrels.)
Hugs,
Betsy

Tricia said...

I love the commentary! You crack me up, Tom! hehehe

kbguy (福生) said...

This is a very big size squirrel. Is it tame ? We have squirrels over here too, but the are very small and scared of people. And they don't it from feeder. Haha.

Craver Vii said...

Hey, we have that same bird feeder. Those ninja squirrels are going to tear it up, Man. We decided not to throw it away, but turn it into a very entertaining squirrel feeder right outside the kitchen window.

Tina said...

Such a cutie..looks like he knows what he doing!!

Salty said...

These squirrels really know their way around bird feeders :)

I understand that the black squirels are a color phase of eastern grays and I noticed the tail of one of your squirrels has some gray showing.

Nice shots Tom!

SandyCarlson said...

He is a busy fellow. He has a beautiful coat.

The answers below did surprise me!

Shellmo said...

I think he thought your bird feeder was a jungle gym - lol! Cute!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your Black Squirrels are pretty cute.Isn't raiding bird feeders what squirrels do naturally?
Blessings,Ruth

Twisted Fencepost said...

Cute post, Tom.
You know I enjoyed those black squirrels.

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, surely I've enjoyed these nice pictures of the black squirrel! Excellent the close-up too!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I have the most wonderful pictures of black squirrels which someone sent me Tom. I am using one of them for a screen saver. I like these too but I prefer mine. :)

Michele said...

Sheesh, those little guys are persistent, aren't they...?
Yes, I don't think I have seen them around here as well. They are cute.

They really do have such a unique personality to them and I would be in awe to see them running around here!
Great post!

Shionge said...

Hey what a wonderful shot FG, I have never seen a all black squirrel and I'm fascinated :D

Tipper said...

I never get tired of seeing your black squirrels-I'm just amazed by them!

Tammie Lee said...

fun to see these little beauties. They can indeed be quite entertaining!

Susan at Stony River said...

Squirrels are far too clever, and far too bold, if you ask me! But so much fun to watch. We live near a woodland where red squirrels still survive, but I've never seen one; they're being pushed out by grey squirrels. Black squirrels I've never seen, so I loved this post and your photos!

Warren Baker said...

Strange to see a black squirel FG. I had a couple of albino's in my area a few years back, hopefully I will see, and photograph one again.

lv2scpbk said...

I don't think I've ever seen a black squirrel. Ours is always grey.

Babooshka said...

Black squirrels have started to appear in the UK. Never seen one. I do think they look so cheeky.

George said...

Your black squirrels behave as well as our brown squirrels behave. You got great pictures however.

Mary said...

Wonderful photos! They look so soft! When in September is the festival? I hope to back over in Ohio that month :-)

Dancin' Fool said...

He is so beautiful (or she?!?) I have never seen a black squirrel before. They have such capacity for fun as an animal. Lovely pictures.

Glennis said...

These black ones are even more interesting than the grey squirrels, they seem to have personality.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Sqirrels are a hoot.