Gray squirrels in nestbox, videos


This video from the USA says about itself:

Gray Squirrel Nursery – Life In Bird Boxes

9 September 2016

Squirrels have moved into bird nest boxes to raise their young in late summer. This actually works out OK since the birds won’t use them again until from late winter through early summer when the squirrels are not using them. A tree has grown too close to the Screech Owl nest box so once the young squirrels leave I’ll trim the branches. The flycatcher nest box I’ll move to a safer location after the squirrels are done with it. Squirrels deliver their young very early then care for them in nests for over two months as they slowly grow. It’s kind of relaxing to see the mother squirrels hanging out of the nest box.

This video from the USA says about itself:

9 September 2016

Restless Gray Squirrel Kittens (obvious baby boys) enjoying their last few days in the Screech Owl nest box. Their eyes are open and they are growing fast since there are only two instead of 4 or 5 kittens. Mother will have to move them soon because she can only get to the owl nest box by jumping from an overgrown branch to the roof of the building where the box is – if the boys get much bigger she won’t be able to make that long jump holding them in her mouth. After she moves them out I’ll cut back the tree branches and the box will be ready for the Screech Owls in December.

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