|While I was counting birds in the garden, a pair of competitive Grey Squirrels ...|
|... decided to have a rough-and-tumble at the Starting Line.|
|This one decided to join the relay race ...|
|... but he lost his baton|
|... and decided to withdraw from the competition|
|... as it was time for elevenses.|
There are two kinds of Squirrel in the British Isles. These Grey Squirrels are the dominant but non-native species. They are great characters and good fun to watch. I have included the pair in the photos above in my RSPB survey, as part of the form is about mammals.
The Red Squirrel is a delightful animal. It is shy of humans and can only be found in certain parts of the UK. I have watched Red Squirrels in Scotland and on Brownsea Island.