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By kmckillop  
A stoat investigating a red squirrel feeding site at Paxton House near Berwick upon Tweed, North Northumberland. He hunted an area around the site and climbed over the log at which point I whistled at it to get his attention and to stop for a second, and that really all I had.... not more than a second or two. Light was very poor and was taken with a Canon 7d and 100-400L IS lens at 275mm, f6.3 for 1/125 second and ISO1600.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Samuel_Aron, tezquirk, bertie1983 and 27 more

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16 Nov 2011 8:45PM
Excellent shot!

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tezquirk 4 27 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2011 8:48PM
Great capture..
bertie1983 5 12 England
16 Nov 2011 8:52PM
cracking shot, well done for getting it, sounds like was not easy!
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Nov 2011 8:56PM
excellent capture, amazing eye contact.
16 Nov 2011 8:58PM
Lovely caputre.
Glyn1 7 4 1 England
16 Nov 2011 9:00PM
Absolutely love it, what a delightful shot. well done.

alfie99 8 1 Wales
16 Nov 2011 9:42PM
what a corker ..only ever seen 1 and that was a few weeks ago...well done..

bfgstew 10 668 105 England
16 Nov 2011 10:03PM
Fantastic capture, a perfect wildlife shot of a very shy creature, gets my vote and more.


16 Nov 2011 10:08PM
Many thanks for the comments and to Stewart, for the 'and more'
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
16 Nov 2011 10:36PM
Outstanding capture, pin sharp eyes & head very well done.
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 9:22AM
A stunning shot. Well done for capturing the moment. Have you moved the feeding station?Grin
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 9:25AM
A fantastic shot. Carole
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
17 Nov 2011 9:54AM
Indeed outstanding. Amazing capture.

19 Nov 2011 10:39PM

Quote:A stunning shot. Well done for capturing the moment. Have you moved the feeding station?Grin

Alan, the feeding station isnt mine to move, I was just there as a guest however the grounds staff have been made aware. Theyre not really a threat to the squirrels anyway. Theres enough other small rodents available for them to feast on. Unfortunately there are a few feeders around which attract mice etc which in turn attract other predators. The squirrels are quite cautious and have 'safe' routes in and out of the feeding areas. Our wee reds are well looked after! Many thanks for the comments tho.

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