Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Red Squirrel...



While I was photographing the chickadees the other day I noticed a squirrel running across the yard holding something. It climbed a short way up a tree and it turned out it had a pine cone. I was only able to snap off a couple of shots before it finished digging seeds out of the pine cone and scampered to the top of the tree.

11 comments:

Eve said...

Really cute John!

Mary said...

This is great! I've never seen a squirrel eating a pinecone. Those little Grey Squirrels are cute with their white bellies, and much smaller than my big Fox Squirrel.

Carolynn said...

You do have to be quick to capture a photo of a wild critter, don't you?

I'm not fast enough. By the time I get my camera up to my face, find my subject in the frame, and focus, they're long gone. They either have to be dead or asleep for me to get a good shot.

Case in point. My all-time favourite photo that I took is of a raccoon sleeping in an old bird's nest outside my window. It was magical. My 15 minutes of fame, all used up. ;o)

Steve B said...

Oh yah, I remember these little guys from when I was a kid in Vermont. Nice photo and nice behavior shot.

The Birdlady said...

I'm glad you are having good luck with your feeder....I think "if you feed them, they will come."

Louise said...

Excellent photo!!!

Shellmo said...

I think the red squirrel is a handsome fellow - neat shot to capture him eating seeds out of a pinecone!

birdy said...

Capturing wildlife pictures is a difficult job. Anyhow nice shot.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Looks like you only needed a couple of shots. What a great shot and what a cutie!
:-)

Stacey Huston said...

Great shots. I haven't been able to capture any yet this year.. saw some in town by the dentists office the other day, but thought that would be cheating..lol thanks for sharing

Nick S said...

These are always fun to see around. Nice you got one eating a pine cone.