Return Of The Reds

Last year I noticed that while we had a few gray squirrels bouncing around entertaining me with their boundless energy, I didn't see any red squirrels near the feeders.  Things such as this run in cycles, if you ever noticed.  For the past two years, we were inundated with rabbits.  This year, we have none.  

Of course, the number of predators is directly linked to the population of small ground critters such as rabbits, birds, moles, voles, chipmonks and squirrels.  Nearly every morning, my resident red fox trots through the yard.  It's always going or coming from it's nearby den and since the hunting here is plentiful, I doubt it will relocate anytime soon. 

Much to my surprise, this year the red squirrels are back which I enjoy so much.  Their antics and lunacy is something I really like to see.  They are bold and brazen and think nothing of telling you off when you're  a little too close to "their" space.

seeing, saying, sharing...

Return Of The Reds


Inger said…
Great picture of that last squirrel, that tail makes a perfect frame. I notice the same thing about the wild critters. Except here in the drought, there are definitely fewer of them, all of them.
eileeninmd said…
Beautiful captures of the squirrels, I like the sunlight on the squirrel's tail.
We only see the gray squirrels here. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank you for the comment and visit to my blog.
They really are beautiful! We have LOTS of gray squirrels here and every so often we see a fox squirrel with pretty golds and blacks. But I don't think I've seen a red squirrel. I wonder if I could color my hair that color...don't answer! hahaha!
Ginny Hartzler said…
We have plenty of grey squirrels, but I have never seen a real red one. I have heard that they are becoming more and more scarce, as the greys chase them off.

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