Grey Squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis
These squirrels have grey fur and often sit upright with their large bushy tails arched over their backs.Grey squirrels, originally from North America, were released in the UK by 19th century landowners. They are now very common and widespread.
Grey squirrels are active during the day, foraging for food in trees and on the ground – they often visit peanut feeders in gardens. In the autumn they spend time storing nuts to eat during the winter.