Bottled Squirrel, Greenbelt Trails, Kanata, Ontario
On this outing along one of the Greenbelt Trails, I didn’t have far to go before I found something interesting to photograph!
This little red squirrel had chewed a hole in the top of the plastic pop bottle feeder and was helping himself to a meal of bird seed. Looks like he might be trapped but, not the case. It was easy for him to get out the same way that he got in, and once he realized that I was going to just stand there and take more pictures, his first reaction was to keep eating but before long, he got nervous and scampered away.
Went out today looking for a partridge in a pear tree but had to be satisfied with a partridge in a pine tree. The Ruffed Grouse is not really a ‘partridge’ but is often referred to as a Partridge in North America. The ‘partridge’ of Christmas interest would more likely be the English Partridge (Perdix perdix) also known as the Grey Partridge or Hungarian Partridge which can be found in North America as well as other locations world-wide. Another European partridge is the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) which is also known as the French Partridge and has been introduced to England for game bird hunting purposes.