On the first day of spring, I enjoy watching a small Red Squirrel sitting on a moss covered branch feeding on Fir cone seeds.
“ABOUT RED SQUIRRELS”
Red Squirrels can be seen in Canada, (except for the far northern arctic areas),Alaska, the North east United States, Appalachian States and Rocky Mountains.
Red Squirrels are 28cm- 35 cm including their tail and their tail length is 10 cm- 15 cm long.
They weigh 140 g -250 g and the average weight is 200 Grams.
Red Squirrels eat a wide range of foods that include fruit, seeds, nuts, bark, fungi, buds, and insects. They will occasionally eat birds eggs and young birds and even mice. Their most preferred food is conifer seeds, like the one shown.
" PHOTO INFORMATION"
Taken on March 19/11 at 10:55am on the south West side of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Lens; Canon 100-400 IS USM L lens.
Tripod; Manfrotto, including 498RC2 Ball head.
Taken at; 1/80’s at f/5.6, 400 mm, man wht bal, iso 800.
Slight sharpening, no cropping.
Subject distance; 3.8 m (12.5 ft).