Southern Red Squirrel

by dcweather

On Brownsea Island, where along with the Isle of Wight they have been sufficiently isolated o from their Grey counterpart to thrive.
Uploaded14/09/2015 - 22:31
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autumnlight
Posted 14/09/2015 - 23:25 Link
Lovely to see a Red and a super capture
davidwozhere
Posted 15/09/2015 - 01:31 Link
autumnlight wrote:
Lovely to see a Red and a super capture

+1
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Daronl
Posted 15/09/2015 - 07:12 Link
Great photo ; to see one is an ambition of mine,

Congratulations, super shot

Regards
Daronl
GIULIO57
Posted 15/09/2015 - 09:06 Link
10 out of 10
PPG
tyronet2000
Posted 15/09/2015 - 15:27 Link
GIULIO57 wrote:
10 out of 10

from me too
Regards
Stan

PPG
RobL
Posted 15/09/2015 - 17:57 Link
A beautiful capture, nicely lit and in context. Just saw a news item yesterday that where pine martens are expanding their territory the grey squirrels are retreating and red squirrels taking over. Apparently the pine martens are squirrel predators and the greys are too slow whereas the reds are smaller and nimbler, having evolved to cope with the pine martens. Interesting eh?
reso
Posted 15/09/2015 - 20:10 Link
great shot 11 out of 10
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Posted 15/09/2015 - 21:58 Link
Beautifully captured and lovely light. One of my favourite places to visit.
Kind regards, Yvonne
dcweather
Posted 16/09/2015 - 22:49 Link
RobL wrote:
A beautiful capture, nicely lit and in context. Just saw a news item yesterday that where pine martens are expanding their territory the grey squirrels are retreating and red squirrels taking over. Apparently the pine martens are squirrel predators and the greys are too slow whereas the reds are smaller and nimbler, having evolved to cope with the pine martens. Interesting eh?

Very interesting. It would be nice to redress the balance a bit
dcweather
Posted 16/09/2015 - 22:53 Link
Thanks for the nice comments. Funny how it works out. Some were slightly tamer near the feeders but none of those were particularly inspiring. This was a chance shot as I was walking along a remoter path and I just saw it looking from up in the tree. Thought it would be rubbish against the sky but as is often the way the surprise ones are the best!
Dave

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