Red Squirrels on Brownsea Island

Squirrel Feeder

One of the major attractions of Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, is the ability to see Red Squirrels up close and personal.  I had the pleasure of visiting the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve there on the Island, twice in October, when the squirrels are actively feeding and hiding nuts for the winter ahead.  They come very close to people, even sitting eating on the tables right next to you.

Here are my favourite photographs from the visit as well as a short video of the squirrels foraging and feeding.

Ooh! Nuts!
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/4.5, 1/200 sec, ISO1600)
Ooh! Nuts!
Yummy!
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/4.5, 1/200 sec, ISO1600)
Yummy!
Yikes! Run...
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/4.5, 1/500 sec, ISO1600)
Yikes! Run…
Red Squirrel in a tree
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/4.5, 1/160 sec, ISO800)
Red Squirrel in a tree
Squirrel Picnic
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO400)
Squirrel Picnic
Squirrel Feeder
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/5, 1/125 sec, ISO1600)
Squirrel Feeder
Gulp it quick
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/5, 1/250 sec, ISO1600)
Gulp it quick
Red Squirrrel in a Tree with Nut
Canon EOS 760D (500mm, f/4.5, 1/160 sec, ISO800)
Red Squirrrel in a Tree with Nut

About ChrisA

I have been taking photography seriously since 2004. I have a website dedicated to my favourite type of photography - macro @ www.macro-photo.co.uk I also enjoy taking landscape and wildlife shots, which I show on akeyphoto.co.uk I hope you enjoy both websites.

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