Date: 1/6/20 12:15 pm From: perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
About 70 years ago, Frank Stanley Beverage, founder of Stanley Home Products, introduced a handful of black squirrels to what is now Stanley Park, in Westfield, MA. They have spread from there. I have seen them as far as Amherst, MA. Some have crossed the Connecticut River. They are in Suffield, CT, and I have seen at least one in Enfield. Not all are pure black. Some mixed-bloods look rather strange.
Michael Santner Westfield, MA
-----Original Message----- >From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...> >Sent: Jan 6, 2020 1:13 PM >To: Ctbirds <ctbirds...> >Subject: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT > >Came home late this morning and my Mother reported seeing a black eastern squirrel being chased by a gray eastern squirrel. Just noted the black squirrel behind the house. The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Not sure if I have seen a black squirrel in CT before. When I lived in NJ I would see them on the campus of Princeton University. >David W BabingtonWashington, CT >_______________________________________________ >This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. >For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org