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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2016, 8:54 am Thread Starter
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I didn't want to clutter up Bill's Bird Photo thread with a bunch of bird feeder thieves so.........

I shot this with my new for Christmas Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR III lens on the D610 body.
ISO-1600, 1/200 @ f4, shot in RAW and processed in Photoshop to taste.

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I didn't want to clutter up Bill's Bird Photo thread with a bunch of bird feeder thieves so.........

I shot this with my new for Christmas Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR III lens on the D610 body.
ISO-1600, 1/200 @ f4, shot in RAW and processed in Photoshop to taste.

I consider them flightless birds... works for me.

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Before we lost our dog, Dixie, she used to get after them and you'd think they were flying squirrels.

Just shot these a few minutes ago out my bedroom window.

These were with the 300 f4 +1.4TC on the Nikon D500 body.

All wide open at f5.6. The first two @ ISO-800 and the last 400.





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I consider them flightless birds... works for me.
Good shots. I think of them as tree rats with bushy tails.

Most of the squirrels in my town are eastern grays, an introduced/invasive species. Our cute native Douglas's squirrels live in the large park at the end of our court. Occasionally they will take the "fence freeway" and show up in my backyard. I have not seen any yet this winter.
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I've never seen a short haired squirrel. Interesting.

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The Douglas squirrel is quite pretty and one of the initial different critters I noticed when I first went to the Northwest. They are similar in behavior to the little red squirrels in my area, living in pine forests and making huge piles of pine cone scales as they munch the cones. Neat animals.

Great pictures of greys, DuckMan, especially the first in post #3. Very nice.

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The Douglas squirrel is quite pretty and one of the initial different critters I noticed when I first went to the Northwest. They are similar in behavior to the little red squirrels in my area, living in pine forests and making huge piles of pine cone scales as they munch the cones. Neat animals.
The Douglas's squirrel barks loudly and constantly when a perceived threat approaches. This is an advantage for us when we are trying to takes its photo, but it can be a liability to the squirrel as it enables the barred owls which inhabit our local parks to zero in on a potential meal.

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Just like the little red squirrels in my area that chatter loudly. The pine martens, barred owls, etc. love this.

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I was just down my folks house today setting a Havaheart trap for one of these pesky critters. Managed to find a way into their attic and is causing all kinds of havoc.

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What a great photo!

I've got the same issue right now. I have to find where they are getting in.

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