Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Frequent species seen in all parks in and around Montreal all year long. Not very shy, frequently begging for food. Don't feed wild animals!

How To Identify

Distinguishable from the other squirrel species due to the fur color which usually is grey on the back. Two variants can be observed, the not uncommon dark variant with a dark brown almost black fur and the white variant which is very rare. Note that the white variant is not an albino.

Where and When to Spot

Eastern Grey Squirrel can be observed almost everywhere, in all parks in and around Montreal. Even long the streets in between parks.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Park Mont Royal

    Sunday, January 28, 2018

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/50s
    Aperture f9.0
    ISO 125

  • Parc Angrignon

    Sunday, October 30, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/500s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 1600

  • Park Mont Royal

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 450mm
    Shutter Speed 1/800s
    Aperture f6.0
    ISO 560

  • Parc Angrignon

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/500s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 800

  • Park Mont Royal

    Saturday, January 2, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    18.0-140.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

    Focal Length 140mm
    Shutter Speed 1/320s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 280