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Grey Squirrel in Red Light

The grey squirrel is an example of a successful invasive species, having all but wiped out our native red squirrels (there are a few pockets of reds, but swathes of the country haven’t seen them for decades). So it is in the south. We have grey squirrels. Tonight one came out just as the sun was low in the sky, producing beautiful golden red light.

Grey squirrel in garden

Standing to attention

grey squirrel

On guard!

Grey squirrel in garden

Time to eat

Grey squirrel in garden

Ready, set, go….

And just to keep things ticking over, here’s the dog fox from a few minutes ago.

Fox at the rear of the garden

Fox at the rear of the garden

Camera note: all squirrel photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. I used the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens for the fox.

The Resourceful Squirrel (music theme)

The weather, time and life have got in the way of recent updates, but I have been getting some photos of the local squirrels. There’s also something of a music theme going on here.

Just Hangin' Around

Just Hangin’ Around

Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue

Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue

Straw man

Straw man

Half Squirrel Half Biscuit

Half Squirrel Half Biscuit

With apologies to The Stranglers, The Ramones, Lou Reed and Half Man Half Biscuit.

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

Grey Squirrel

A seasonally dull day today, gloomy with a hint of drizzle in the air. A grey day, so here’s a grey squirrel spotted on a tree at the edge of the campus. The first three photos taken at ISO 1600; the final one at ISO 3200.

Grey squirrel peeking through the branches

Grey squirrel peeking through the branches

Now this one really is grey...

Now this one really is grey…

Black and white portrait of a grey squirrel

Black and white portrait of a grey squirrel

Looking straight atcha!

Looking straight atcha!

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.