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Posted by david fletcher on Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:51 pm

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Nothing major.  Out walking in the woods yesterday and spotted this Squirrel.  Funny thing, non baited, pure wild and I just don't recognise the nut it's feeding on. Queer thing being  I feel it's a walnut, but it's probably about a mile from the nearest human habitat and I was in deep woodland.  

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by Carol Clarke on Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:48 pm
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Definitely a walnut, Dave.  How do you know there isn't an odd walnut tree somewhere in those woods.........and I wouldn't be surprised if a squirrel foraged up to a mile or so especially if it knows the whereabouts of one of their (and mine) favourite nuts.  :D 

This bright eyed subject looks well fed and they're certainly intelligent.  Very nice shot with sweet detail and the light filtering through the trees.

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by Nate Chappell on Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:16 pm
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Cute little guy, looks like you caught him in the act, superb detail in this David.
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by Ron Day on Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:30 pm
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Dave, excellent timing to catch the nut in possession, and terrific detail. Love the cute pose — well done.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:36 am
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Fun shot- love the way the squirrel looks like it's about to take a bite. You did a great job pulling this squirrel out of the dark surrounds.
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by david fletcher on Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:00 pm
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Thanks all for your thoughts. always appreciated... They are a good place to be in...

You'll laugh at this.. day off routined is up early.. 45 min run. Take son to college. Get the weeks shopping...(pre-ordered..lol). pop off over to the woods as soon as I can. Normally looking for Goldcrests, some Greater spotted woodpecker, long tailed tits, etc.... have been lucky, to see the odd Buzzard and Red Kite but mainly just being there to enjoy any activity.

Normally ignore Greys Squirrels and just watch but it caught my attention with the walnut....

All, have a good weekend. all the best
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