Photographs of life around Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia, Maryland, and the occasional road trip. Birdwatching. Links to a variety of things.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Black Squirrel and Hopeful Hawk
I had not seen any of the black squirrels that live in the woods between Little Patuxent Parkway and the southern end of Lake Kittamaqundi all summer. I thought maybe they had been spooked by all the recent construction activity, then I spotted this one last Sunday afternoon. And a hawk was hanging around, perhaps hoping for a squirrel dinner. Black or very dark brown, these squirrels are probably a variety or sport of the regular grey squirrel, and they seem to get along with each other when they cross paths in these woods.