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Eastern gray squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

Grey back, white underside and a brown face. An introduced species here in Washington where they are doing rather well.

Habitat:

Spotted in the backyard building or repairing his or hers drey (nest made of leaves and twigs in the forks of trees). Both male and female share in nest building. The nest is too high up in a dense cedar tree to get a pic. I did enjoy watching the squirrel run along the fence and then up the tree with a mouth full of leaves and twigs about 3 times. Finally he or she stopped for a bit to eat.

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20 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 3 years ago

Thanks for commenting Mark and Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Congratulations, Brian.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Yes well deserved congrats. This series brings a smile.

Brian38
Brian38 3 years ago

Thank you Mark and Marta.

The MnMs
The MnMs 3 years ago

Congrats! Sweet squirrels :-)

Brian38
Brian38 3 years ago

Thank you Christine.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Congratulations Brian! Great spotting :)

Brian38
Brian38 3 years ago

Thank you Zlatan.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 3 years ago

WOW. incredible series. Congrats, Brian.

Brian38
Brian38 3 years ago

Wow! Thank you so much Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

*congratulations :-)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratualtinos Brian, this great series has been chosen to promote #SquirrelAppreciationDay!

"Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day! Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator from North Carolina, USA, in 2001. Squirrels (family Sciuridae) count over 250 species worldwide and are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa. The fascinating behaviour of tree squirrels can provide hours of backyard observations and makes them popular photography subjects. Celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day by sharing your photos of squirrels encouters!"

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Brian38
Brian38 3 years ago

Thank you Sarah.

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 3 years ago

They are such comical lil guys!! NICE SERIES, Brian!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Your welcome, Brian38....

Brian38
Brian38 3 years ago

Thank you Mark, maplemoth662, DrNamgyalT and Daniele for you kind remarks.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

That squirrel's busy! Nice series of observations Brian.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 years ago

Cute!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

Very cute squirrels....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Nice set of shots.
They must be entertaining little critters.

Brian38
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Brian38

Federal Way, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jan 15, 2018
Submitted on Jan 18, 2018

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