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  • Red Squirrel pays a visit

    This little guy, an American Red Squirrel visits my place every morning to steal seeds from the bird feeders. The American Red Squirrel are widely found across North America. Their range includes most of Canada, and extends into the United States in the Rocky Mountains, the North Central and North East, so they are no stranger to Caledon, Ontario. There are 25 recognized sub-species of red squirrels. Click here for more info on American Red Squirrels. The photo was taken on my backyard deck back in the fall by my fiance.

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    Comment from bev
    Time February 4, 2012 at 9:27 am

    For the first time in 30 years we also had a red squirrel show up in our yard in Welland. It ate all winter at our feeders and pine trees.Then there were 2 and soon 3 babies. Two babies were taken by hawks and eventually, so were both adults. One young one is still here and is well fed . It knows when feeding time is and even comes to the patio door along with greys, in search of peanuts. It’s adorable

    Comment from Evelyn
    Time May 27, 2012 at 7:59 am

    We have our camper at Nor Halton park in Acton and see a few out here. I have pics of them eating at the bird feeders. We all through extra seed on the ground for them and the chipmunks. Lovely little guys.

    Comment from mona
    Time September 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    my little reds came three years ago and the babies always move on and the parents stay they nest in a large planter that is tilted so we have not moved it since, every spring we take out our garden decor and every fall we return it, it is two days that they are not happy about and complain all day, I feed them as long as food is not available to them in the wild and they are very sweet they do not destroy anything in my gardens and they are very entertaining

    Comment from mona
    Time September 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    my little reds came three years ago and the babies always move on and the parents stay they nest in a large planter that is tilted so we have not moved it since, every spring we take out our garden decor and every fall we return it, it is two days that they are not happy about and complain all day, I feed them as long as food is not available to them in the wild and they are very sweet they do not destroy
    anything in my gardens and they are very entertaining

    I should note that I live half an hour directly south of Ottawa

    Comment from Bob Hilscher
    Time November 20, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Hi there. I live in Toronto, and earlier this year, my wife, Jean, and I were in Ireland where we came upon the rarely seen Red Squirrel. To us, they actually look somewhat like our American Red squirrels, but boy, do they have long ears! We were shocked to learn that U.K. and Irish Red squirrels are contracting the pox virus from Grey squirrels, and dying. We have far to many Grey squirrels here at our feeders. But up north near Algonquin Park we have seen a few Red squirrels. We feel very lucky to have seen two Red squirrels in Ireland. We have posted some of our pictures and video of our Red squirrel sightings in Ireland, and Ontario for anyone interested at: http://frametoframe.ca/photo-essay-red-grey-squirrels-canada-ireland

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