Despite having worked with in a nature conservation job for some 15 years and having been surrounded at times by fervent birdwatching fanatics who are lovingly referred to as “twitchers”, its only in the last two years that I have given in and spent sometime doing birdwatching.
You have to understand that while birdwatching may have a large appeal to humans, generally with squirrels it is more a case of “bird watching out” as it seems a number of species of birds like to make a meal of squirrels. One of the squirrels that I got to know, Speedy, was quite brave and would stand his grown and fight off crows twice his size who were attracted to the nuts that I left out for him. But generally for squirrels it is; “Bird! Watch Out!”
Fortunately, all the birds which I photographed below are squirrel friendly and taken at no serious risk to this squirrel. (All Photos by LGS and taken in Bali, 2010 and 2011)