I have lived here more than twelve years and I've never ever seen a tree squirrel here. We just don't have tree squirrels....only hundreds and thousands of pesky ground squirrels. Everyone in the area tries to eradicate them and we have some success. Much to our surprise, we have a tree squirrel running around on our roof and hanging out in the pine trees, eating pine cones and dropping the remains down to the ground. He is gray and his name is Rocky. Of course!
Erik saw him first a couple of weeks ago but I forgot that he mentioned it to me. I'm sure I was listening....or maybe I wasn't really? Anyway, recently I heard little feet scampering on our roof. What is that? I had noticed pine cones dropping from above when I walked outside. And then I saw Rocky up in the tree. I was quite surprised. And he/she is still here. Yesterday I saw him coming down the redwood tree with a mouthful of shredded bark. A nest? I'm not sure where, but that must be what he's doing. I read that they can build a nest in one day. Pretty industrious, huh?
I don't have photos of him but it doesn't matter because everyone has seen photos of squirrels. We'll see if babies show up at some point. Although I haven't seen a second squirrel. I'm not sure from whence he came or how long he'll stay, but I can say he's a lot more attractive than the ground squirrels we see on a much too regular basis.
In other news....my new camera will be delivered today!!! After much ongoing consideration, I decided on the Sony a6000. I hope they deliver it this morning so I don't have to sit home all day long waiting for UPS. You know what I'll be doing this weekend. It's going to be 85 degrees and wildflowers are abundant. The lupines are just starting to bloom and I'm going in search of some to share a little blue on this blog.
And some orange....
Have a very nice weekend.