One of the more common chromatic aberrations you might see on a common grey squirrel is a bright golden or orange-ish colored tail that stands out from the rest of its body. I’ve long noticed this phenomenon in squirrels, and though it can be seen at almost any time of the year… I only recently realized that this feature apparently peaks in late Spring. And for that knowledge, I have Google to thank for directing gold tail squirrel searches to my blog for this post in particular.
My views by month chart shows that hits for that gold tail squirrel post have peaked in the late Spring months since the post landed on Google’s radar in 2020. Looking back at some of my park trips, I’ve sure enough captured a lot of these golden guys in the month of June, which seems to be peak blonde tail season here. And this week’s amber tailed Saturday Squirrel falls right in line having been taken a couple weeks ago on June 3rd.
Even black squirrels, who are just a pigment variant of grey squirrels, are not immune to the Springtime blonde tail phenomenon!
Have a great weekend everyone!