Friday, May 23, 2014

Western Gray Squirrels No Birds

This morning was one of those days I just couldn't figure out where the birds were. I got into the backyard photoblind early and sat and waited for birds to come. I sat there for about three hours. I could hear birds in the trees around me calling; Jays, juncos and the deep throated hoots of the Band-tailed pigeons. But they stayed high up in the trees not making a move to come down to the feeders. Towards the end of my time one lone Steller's Jay flitted nervously around the feeder before taking off. All I photographed were female Western Gray Squirrels sitting on the feeder. It was a great day for squirrel portraits. God's light and love, chris Camera Equipment Used- Canon 7D, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens, Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with a Bogen 3055 Ballhead. Camera Settings- AV mode, ISO 400,F stop and a shutter speed varied.


  1. heh, our, Polish squirrels are complitly different, are red!
    look at my last post on my blog -

  2. Krzysztof Mikunda,Your squirrels are pretty cool looking! In North America we have a Red Squirrel but I live out of its range. The closest I have are the little Douglas Tree Squirrels.