Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Red in the hedge

Checked the bridleway north of Big Waters yesterday for any rare Geese or even a Shrike but none to find although two Short eared Owls were sparring over rough ground near Brenkley. As I walked back a tit flock approached all alarm calling. I looked around expecting to find a Cat on the ground but there in the hedge was a Squirrel.
When it saw me it froze and I spent a couple of minutes trying to find an unobstructed camera angle without avail. It let me walk up right below him in the attempt though.

It was clear no spectacular pose was to be had so I let it be. Still the cutest animal about although where it was going to was unclear as the nearest plantations were a good hundred yards away.

1 comment:

  1. A Red Squirrel is a rare sight in those parts now, you were lucky to see one!