Under the Feeder

A red squirrel is sitting sideways on, with sunflower seed hulls scattered about on the ground. She is facing the camera with her front paws holding a seed to her mouth . There is fresh green grass behind her and a few dried old brown autumn leaves.
Under the feeder

We don’t hang bird feeders any longer due to the risk of spreading disease, but in the days when I did, we were visited by opportunistic red squirrels. They joined the mourning doves on the ground, scavanging for dropped seeds, but had the advantage of being able to climb the pole to get direct access. This was taken in April one year. It’s another few months until we see the Spring, but it will come. Have a lovely day, friends! She features on my Wildlife Gallery.

14 Responses

  1. Bonjour Ellie,
    Magnifique écureuil que tu as réussi à prendre en photo, on dirait de pas de trop près. Il est trop mignon.
    Je vous embrasse

  2. He is a well-fed little guy. No wonder he is looking around to see if there are any rivals coming his way. Keep those eyes bright and that tail bushy…and that tummy full. So cute!. Thanks, Ellie.

    1. I would guess that’s exactly the plan. To keep that tummy full, tail bushy and eyes bright with a many of those seeds as he can find
      Thanks, Janet.

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