Photographer's Note

A Happy New Year to All on TE!!

I am sorry but I couldn't find a photograph appropriate for New Year, so I thought a picture of this cute little fellow delivering Good Wishes was the next best thing.

This is a native British red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) taken at the small but wonderful Eskrigg Nature Reserve at Lockerbie in southern Scotland. Unfortunately native red squirrels are under threat in Britain, partly due to increasing numbers of grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) which were introduced from North America and which compete for food and also carry the disease squirrelpox which is fatal to the red squirrel.

ISO 800, 1/400 sec at f/5.6, focal length 400mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1927 W: 427 N: 7230] (29026)
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