Grey Squirrel
Taken at Dalzell Estate on 29th December 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Strathclyde Park on 8th October 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Grey Squirrel

Taken in Dalzell Estate on 24th September 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Grey Squirrel

Taken in Jim's garden on 17th June 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Grey Squirrel

Taken at Dalzell Estate on 5th March 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 31st October 2019 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Figgate Park on 30th January 2019 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. Fact File

Taken at Dalzell Estate on 20th January 2018 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. Fact File

Grey Squirrel.
Species:
Order:
Family:
A.K.A.
Sciurus carolinensis.
Rodentia.
Sciuridae.


Habitat:
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Feature:

Wooded areas but can also nest in the attic or exterior walls of a house.
In the forks of trees, consisting mainly of dry leaves and twigs.
23 - 30 cms, tail, 19 - 25 cms.
Tree bark, tree buds, berries, many types of seeds and acorns, walnuts, and other nuts, and some types of fungi.
Squirrels sometimes use deceptive behavior to prevent other animals from retrieving cached food. They will pretend to bury the object if they feel that they are being watched. They do this by preparing the spot as usual, for instance digging a hole or widening a crack, miming the placement of the food, while actually concealing it in their mouths, and then covering up the "cache" as if they had deposited the object.