Saturday, May 19, 2012

American Red Squirrel


I photographed these Red Squirrels while visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains. They're noticeably smaller than their common Gray Squirrel cousins and are easily recognized by their reddish coloration. Despite their small size, Red Squirrels are not afraid to let you know when they're perturbed. They chatter and bark quite noisily. Eurasian Red Squirrels are similar in color, but have large ear tufts.







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29 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cute collection of squirrel shots. Have a great weekend!

Carole M. said...

they're certainly photogenic, and wonderfully photographed!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi!!!.. Beautiful pictures of this lovely squirrel.. Cheers!!!..
Ana

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Love the last shot. We have the tufty ear ones here, but quite a way up north from where I live.

Linda said...

What great shots, Brian! That last one seems to be warning you - not one step closer! And I loved the one where he was splayed out on the tree just above the hole, which I suppose was the nest.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Brian, they are adorable. Even though I have visited that area, I have never seen them before~

TexWisGirl said...

they are adorable! i remember red squirrels from my Wis youth, but we don't get them here in texas. just their big ol' feeder-raiding fox cousins.

Vita Stunder said...

Truly amazing collection!
The last one is outstanding!

Wish you a great weekend :)

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

The UK version of this is in danger of extinction. Its s nice you get to regularly see them. I love that last image though.

bailey-road.com said...

So cute! I love that last shot!

wifetoalineman02 said...

what a beautiful squirrels...the shots are so clear :-) beautiful indeed!!! Dropping by from Camera Critters

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Jane said...

Great shots, our red squirrels look slightly different from yours here in the UK. Looks like they are playing with each other.

Amila Kanchana said...

Adorable creatures, all the shots have turned out splendidly!

Amy Burzese said...

So I guess you were barked at? Especially that last guy!

Pamela Gordon said...

These little guys are so cute. Great shots!

Carletta said...

A lot of people look down on the squirrel for raiding the bird feeders but they are one of my favorite critters.
Your photos are priceless Brian!
Love them all!

Andrew said...

Great captures Brian... you have just made cute...cuter!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great pics! I love the last one where he is looking straight into the camera. These guys are so little in comparison to the Fox squirrels we have here.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

The last picture is so comical. Certainly didn't know about 2 different red squirrels and the ear tufts. EnJOYing learning something everyday.

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous shots, but the first and the last are my favorites.

Kay, Alberta, Canada

Leenie said...

Nice shots. Those little guys are the same as the ones who've moved into our town in the last fifteen years and now pretty much think they own the place.

Denise said...

This is an awesome study of these very cute animals. Your photos are absolutely marvelous.

Mama Zen said...

Fantastic series! That last one really made me smile.

Debbie said...

awwww the look a lil like chip and dale!!

Madge Bloom said...

Cute shots.. especially like the last one! Sorry I been so quiet these last couple weeks, I’ve been really ill (now finally diagnosed with Whooping Cough even though I was immunized) and have had another very rough week.

waldlaeufer68 said...

wow, it looks as if only waiting for you .. so that they can provide for you in the right light;-) .. beautiful scene ..
regards Frank

Pia said...

This is a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing your amazing photos!

Andrea said...

You never cease to amaze me. I love the squirrels. The facial experssions are pricelsss. Another treat ... thank you, Brian.

Andrea

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

**gasp** I'm shocked! You post porn now? Because it looks like some humping is going on in that first picture ;)