SX50 finally got a rock squirrel today

Started Jun 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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doctorxring Senior Member • Posts: 1,332
SX50 finally got a rock squirrel today

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We see these guys from time to time but they are very reclusive compared to our frequent visitor the fox squirrel. Rock squirrels are actually a ground squirrel. The largest variety. They are usually seen in and around the rocky creek bottom not far from the house.  It was definitely a surprise to spot this one in a tree.

My wife spotted this one nibbling on one of her corn cob feeders in an oak tree by the house and called out to me. I grabbed my SX50 and managed to get a few frames through a double pane window on that side of the house before it took off. This is the first one I've got a camera on in the 35 years we have lived here. Range was about 35 feet.

What an invaluable tool these ultra zooms are !

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