In the wild, Grey Squirrels eat buds, bark and shoots as well as acorns, hazelnuts and fungi. Here’s one tucking into sweet new spring buds:
They are also determined users of bird feeders:
Here’s one hanging on by the nails on a single foot while it raids a bird feeder of peanuts:
If we’re going to leave rich banquets hanging around, then Squirrels are going to make the most of it. It beats gnawing on bark for sustenance.
This one’s looking very healthy for it: