The Red Squirrel of the North Woods


The red squirrel can be heard all over the North Woods in Minnesota. This particular squirrel was right under my microphones scolding me. you can almost dance to his rhythmic call. The North Woods are exceptionally dry right now making it difficult for animals to find food.

Location: Ely, Minnesota
Weather: Clear
Temp: 72f
Humidity: 71%
Wind: Light Air

Recorder: Sound Devices 788T
Microphones: Schoeps Double MS
Channel: 4
Sample/Bit rate: 48k 24 bit
Tripod mounted with Rycote windjammer
Recordist: Martyn Stewart

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  1. jerry says:

    just wanted to say thank you for this recording. i ended up with three beautiful baby red squirrels that fell out of a ceiling during a remodel. They love listening to the sounds of this squirrel.. thank you again…

  2. Bob Hilscher says:

    Hi there. Boy do I know that sound, lovely recording!! I live in Toronto, and earlier this year, my wife, Jean, and I were in Ireland where we came upon the rarely seen Red Squirrel. To us, they actually look somewhat like our American Red squirrels, but boy, do they have long ears! We were shocked to learn that U.K. and Irish Red squirrels are contracting the pox virus from Grey squirrels, and dying. We have far to many Grey squirrels here at our feeders in Toronto. But up north near Algonquin Park we have seen and heard a few Red squirrels. We feel very lucky to have seen two Red squirrels in Ireland. We have posted some of our pictures and video of our Red squirrel sightings in Ireland, and Canada for anyone interested at: http://frametoframe.ca/photo-essay-red-grey-squirrels-canada-ireland

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