Thursday, 11 February 2010

Siberian flying squirrel

I went to see getting out from nest of Siberian Flying Squirrel (Pteromys volans) after birding of Mukawa and Yuhutsu. In this day, there were a few bird, so I gave up birding early and switched to watch flying squirrels.

At c.a. 16:45,  one individual came out of their hole.

And next one came out!

And next one, next one, and next one.......
In the end, 5 individuals came out from the same nest!

They fed on winter buds on the branch and demonstrated flying between tree and next tree for me.

All photos in Tomakomai. 7/Feb/2009. No flash pictures.


  1. OMG!!!! These flying squirrels are friggin' cute! I love them!!!
    You're so lucky to have captured these incredible shots.

  2. Man, I have to agree! How cute are those things? Oh, I want to see, no! I need to see one! Wonderful photographs too.