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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 3rd May, 2010)

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel
A rare sight in Wigan.

Photo: Dave Thomas  (Nikon Coolpix P5000)
Views: 4,513

Comment by: Sheda ( Singapore ) on 3rd May 2010 at 07:38

He looks really cute, those eyes, nose, mouth.. hehehe!

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 3rd May 2010 at 08:53

Lucky man Dave, a rare sight indeed to see a red squirrel, not only in Wigan but around the country. Well done.

Comment by: maggie on 3rd May 2010 at 09:18

What a superb picture. Congratulations. The people who say that photography is not an art are stupid.

Comment by: Pat on 3rd May 2010 at 09:43

Beautifully captured!

Comment by: Maureen Andrews [nee Mcgovern] on 3rd May 2010 at 10:14

That is absolutely stunning Dave.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 3rd May 2010 at 10:16


Comment by: Harry C. on 3rd May 2010 at 11:04

A red squirrel in Wigan! where?
Nice cute pic though. Cheers H.

Comment by: David Barker on 3rd May 2010 at 11:19

You managed to get the photo on Dave ,i remember you asking how to put the photo's on WW,and I replied for you.
Glad you did excellent photo,plenty Greys about but not many reds well done.

Comment by: Dave Thomas on 3rd May 2010 at 12:50

Thanks for all your comments i thought the picture would interest a lot of people. I took this in my garden in dalton.Thanks to Dave Barker for his help on how to get it on Wigan world.

Comment by: Margaret Wall on 3rd May 2010 at 14:23

I go to Beacon Country Park most days with my dog and the park rangers say they have seen a few reds up there. I haven't been lucky enough to see one yet though.
Great photo by the way.

Comment by: Harry C. on 3rd May 2010 at 18:56

Thanks for the info Dave, I'll Try to get there and see. There are some Reds in Mossbank Park Bolton in a large enclosure, and a colony at Formby Point near Southport.
Cheers H.

Comment by: David Fairclough on 4th May 2010 at 09:58

Nice to see the Reds making a stand
Good one Dave

Comment by: Cecilia on 4th May 2010 at 10:40

Lovely picture Dave, Not many red squirrels about , your very lucky to have captured this shot, well done .

Comment by: Derek (your brother in law) on 4th May 2010 at 13:55

This pic is the best yet. Am lucky to see it 'in the flesh', lets have more

Comment by: mickey on 21st May 2010 at 16:08

Thanks for the photo. I like many despair at the plight of the reds.
Smashing shot. Hope this is the first of many in this region.

Comment by: Veronica on 15th February 2020 at 12:31

Beautiful Red Squirrel much nicer than the grey interloper. A great photograph.

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