Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

November 19th. 2014
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) 
Walton County, Georgia

One of this years’ crop of Eastern Gray Squirrels. Three young squirrels routinely come to the bird feeders several times a day to scavenge sunflower seeds that have fallen from the feeders. Winter must be in the air though. Today I saw six squirrels scavenging. 

When it gets colder and the birds exhaust the seed in the field and come to the feeders, we can have as many as three dozen American Goldfinches and Chipping Sparrows at the feeders. Then we throw seed on the ground since the feeders can’t accommodate all of the birds. The squirrels will also enjoy the additional food.

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