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Baby Red

“Baby Red” (Juvenile American Red Squirrel in Birdhouse) Nikon D300, 600mm, F/6.3, 1/125s, ISO 640

A few days ago, I posted an image of a female red squirrel sticking her head out of the entrance of our large yellow birdhouse. I was certain the squirrel was a momma and suspected there’d be babies in that house. 

Today, I got proof

When momma left to go forage for peanuts and sunflower seeds, this sweet face popped out of the hole. Welcome to the world, Baby Red! 😀 

This is as far as Momma Red will allow the little one to go (for now) but I’m sure very soon, like mom, s/he will be scampering about and harassing the greys! 

Just when you think life can’t get any cuter, huh?

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Ocupado

“Ocupado” (Female American Red Squirrel in Birdhouse) Nikon D300, 1000mm (600mm w/1.7x teleconverter), F/7.1, 1/400s, -0.3EV, ISO 640

 
 
For the past few years, a family of wrens have taken up residence in our large yellow birdhouse.

I snapped this shot last year on the very rainy June day the male wren was stocking the nest and wooing potential female mates (he succeeded). 

Suffice it to say, this year, the wrens will need to find new accomodations! 🙂

A female American Red Squirrel has taken up residence in our large yellow bird house and she has been so much fun to watch and photograph! 🙂

Momma Red

“Momma Red” (American Red Squirrel, Female) Nikon D300, 1000mm (600mm w/1.7x teleconverter), F/8, 1/250s, +1.0EV, ISO 500

My hope is there’s a nest of baby red’s inside the house and I’ve been spending lots of time making sure ‘momma red’ is comfortable with me and the camera. (Placing peanuts at the entrance has earned me mucho brownie points). 

Here is a fine capture of her as she sits on the roof of the house in gorgeous late afternoon light. She just finished cleaning her face when she turned towards the camera, sporting this classic female pose. 

My, what a gorgeous girl! 🙂 

How adorable is this guy??

“Cuteus Maximus” (American Red Squirrel, Male) Nikon D300, 1000mm (600mm w/1.7x teleconverter), F/6.7, 1/125s, ISO 1250

I hope I never tire of photographing these critters! 🙂

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