Two Black Tree squirrels have moved into our backyard, they are quite skittish and move very fast. The other Brown Tree Squirrels are also still around.
“Calgary is home to three species of tree squirrels, but it’s the Eastern Grey Squirrel that’s most dominant in the City. This introduced species is quite large and may have grey, black or brown colored fur.” – The city of Calgary
They sure can move when it’s starts to hail.
It’s hailing !
Not sure where to go to while it’s hailing.
“The black squirrel occurs as a melanistic subgroup of the eastern gray squirrel and of the fox squirrel. They are common in the Midwestern United States, eastern Canada, and parts of the Northeastern United States and the United Kingdom.” – Wikipedia
Besides running along the fence they spend most of their time in these trees.
Nest taken a few days ago.
“The inner cavity of its leaf nest is about six to eight inches in diameter and lined with more material, usually shredded bark, grass and leaves. However, some squirrel species, including Gray Squirrels, can have nests that are much larger. Some nest cavities can span 2 feet wide!” –Animals
“The real squirrel nest construction boom happens during the fall. While many wild birds and animals are migrating to avoid the colder winter months, squirrels are busy collecting material and assembling strong, secure nests that can make it through a blustery winter.” – Birdfeeders
Eating bird seed.
They also eat Crab-apples from the tree in the front yard.