Backyard Squirrels

April 27, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Every winter I keep bird feeding areas filled with various seeds and supply nutrition like corn for the squirrel and deer. The squirrels are comical carrying a cob of corn over half their body length around the yard. As they move around the yard they will tear the kernels off the cob and bury them in the yard. I always wonder if they actually ever find any of them again because by May I have corn stalks growing throughout the yard. I guess they bury more than they can eat because as I watched and photographed a group of 5 or 6 Squirrels this morning I noticed they were digging little holes in the ground and coming up with corn kernels.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel (Canon EOS 7D, Canon 300mm 2.8L, 1.4X EF Extender III, f/4 @ 420mm, 1/1000, ISO 200)

 

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel (Canon EOS 7D, Canon 300mm 2.8L, 1.4X EF Extender III, f/4 @ 420mm, 1/500, ISO 200)

 

Below are a few photographs as they ate and played.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel (Canon EOS 7D, Canon 300mm 2.8L, 1.4X EF Extender III, f/4 @ 420mm, 1/500, ISO 200)

 

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel (Canon EOS 7D, Canon 300mm 2.8L, 1.4X EF Extender III, f/4 @ 420mm, 1/1600, ISO 200)

 

Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel (Canon EOS 7D, Canon 300mm 2.8L, 1.4X EF Extender III, f/4 @ 420mm, 1/400, ISO 200)

 

Until next time,

Dan


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