Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Grey Squirrel
Gray Squirrel
The Grey Squirrel (called the Eastern Gray Squirrel in its native America) comes from the east side of the USA but is now widespread in the wild in the UK.
Grey Squirrel
Grey Squirrel
Its face, ears, sides, back and/or feet can be can quite rusty brown or greyish brown (unlike the Western Gray); its underside is white (differentiating it from the Fox Squirrel).
Grey Squirrel
Grey Squirrels Male and female have a similar appearance (each above).
Grey Squirrel
Grey Squirrel in apple tree
Grey Squirrel with horse chestnut They are tree-dwelling rodents and climb well.
Grey Squirrels in tree
Grey Squirrel with acorn
Grey Squirrel with acorn
Their habit of storing nuts/acorns for winter is well known
and in doing this they perform a service in propagating oak trees away from the parent tree.
Grey Squirrel eating camellia flowers
Less well known is their partiality to camellia buds and flowers.
 baby Grey Squirrel
Baby squirrel
Grey Squirrel tail
Grey Squirrel bushy tail
The iconic bushy tail has a thin, rat-like centre tail densely covered in long fur. It is used for balance and warmth.