Friday, 5 July 2013

Grey

Well, things have certainly warmed up a bit lately and with the sun shining on us, it seems to have brought out all the local wildlife.  Including this little chap which has been spotted a couple of times, helping itself to the bird feeders in our tree.
Grey Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) are perhaps the best known of Britain's invasive species and are often blamed for the almost complete disappearance of our native Red Squirrel.  Introduced to Britain in the 19th Century they are now to be found almost everywhere - including our hawthorn tree.
Despite all the negative publicity, they are of course rather beautiful and always entertaining.
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