Author Topic: red squirrel  (Read 1220 times)

tonycollinet

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red squirrel
« on: September 30, 2017, 09:54:53 pm »

T42

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Re: red squirrel
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 07:58:58 am »
Nice.
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Re: red squirrel
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 10:55:11 am »
Watch it, he's after your nuts!

Ears aren't as tufty as the reds I've seen in the Lake District. Do they vary, or is that a Red with a crew cut?
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Re: red squirrel
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 11:58:05 pm »
Grey methinks.

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Re: red squirrel
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 12:16:50 am »
They moult in the summer, and lose most of the ear tufts. The tufts become a lot more obvious over the winter.
They can also vary in colour quite a bit over the year, sometimes they look fairly grey.

Re: red squirrel
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 11:53:01 am »
Believe it or not that is an American Red Squirrel!

In this part of France there are many European Red Squirrels and they are not like that.  Many here are almost black, too.

Have also seen reds in NE Scotland and the Lake District.

Sic transit and all that..

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Re: red squirrel
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 12:18:36 pm »
I saw a red squirrel yesterday.

It was dead on the road  :'(
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Re: red squirrel
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 08:01:24 pm »
I've got one in the freezer at work. (It was roadkill).
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Re: red squirrel
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 08:03:15 am »
Believe it or not that is an American Red Squirrel!

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Re: red squirrel
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 07:35:05 pm »
Red vs grey i.d. - it's in the tail http://www.rsne.org.uk/about-squirrels
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Re: red squirrel
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 12:44:24 pm »
On holiday on Arran last week red squirrels were frequent visitors in the cottage garden.