If the squirrels are nesting, can spring be far behind? I snapped this one through the dining room window with the zoom all the way out. She looks as curious about what I'm doing as I do about her mouthful of leaves. Oddly, she appeared to be wearing a little pink shawl over her shoulders. I'd never seen that coloring before.
We have more than our share of squirrely critters, ranging from tiny chipmunks to little fox squirrels to these big grays. I don't see so many these days, with most of the trees gone, but there are still plenty go around. The chipmunks must hibernate; we never seem them out in the snow. In spring, the babies are everywhere -- they're adorable.