Saturday, 7 December 2013

Grey Squirrels at Edinburgh Botanics

 There were several grey squirrels in Edinburgh Botanic Gardens today. The one above was quiet and shy but posed very nicely. Its friend below wasn't at all shy and came over and begged for food
 which Crafty Green Boyfriend then provided.
Not content with that, the squirrel then followed us around for a while.....

We also watched another squirrel for a while, as it ripped bark off a branch, collected it all in its mouth then disappeared off up the tree, no doubt to line its drey with the bark! 

There weren't many birds around in the Botanics today, but this juvenile black headed gull was happy to pose for the camera.


10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

so naughty and cute!

Mary said...

I love the squirrels! :). So cute. And i love your photo of the gull. He looks very content.

Gillena Cox said...

cute squirrels; have a nice weekend; happy you stopped by my blog

much love...

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots, love the squirrel and the gull. Have a happy weekend!

Glenna said...

What a sweet little panhandler squirrel!

speedyrabbit said...

Aww sweet!xx

Ms Sparrow said...

Your squirrel looks just like our Eastern Gray Squirrels. I've had one who will come up to my patio door and stand in the adorable begging pose. This really excites the cats who scare the little thing off.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Ms Sparrow, our grey squirrels were introduced from the US so are probably the same species as your Eastern Grays. Our only native squirrel is outcompeted by the greys and so has disappeared from most of the country, including Edinburgh

Magyar said...

... and the New England bird feeders, naturally seen as nature's gift; the Purple Finch fly-byes.

gray squirrels
steal the sunflower seeds
purple finch attacks

Seasonal wishes! _m

Rabbits' Guy said...

three or four around here - love a peanut from the feeder! They eat one piece and go bury the other!