Thursday, January 12, 2012

Flying Squirrels

Flying squirrels in Maine?! I was surprised when I found out we have giant spiders that fish and now flying squirrels? Well you live and learn. We have been seeing some unusual activity at night around the feeder. If you stood real still with only window light you could see these "things" that moved incredibly fast and were jumping and leaping to and from the feeder. So I broke out the camera and got this image from about 30' with only window light for focus. The camera was in auto and I think it did a pretty good job. Anyway I had no idea we had flying squirrels in Maine. They are completely nocturnal and travel in troops ... now I have to try to get one flying!!


  1. Interesting little critters. I've seen them in Michigan, and in Indiana. I now live in Connecticut, but haven't seen any here, yet. It wouldn't surprise me if they're around here too.

  2. Just saw one at my sun flower feeder. It is 8:00 on January 16th, total darkness. It froze when my dog sensed it. When I opened the slider, it leaped 15-20 feet. We live in the northern part of Mid-Michigan.