Visiting friends in Ann Arbor yesterday. They live in a great area with woods and a tree-filled golf course behind the woods abutting their back yard. The house has an upper level deck with bird feeders and yesterday the tufted titmice, black-capped chickadees and one white-breast nuthatch were busy.
Cleaning up the spilled seeds on the deck below was this [probably] juvenile Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) with white ear tufts. I looked through gray squirrel photos on Google images and a couple did show squirrels with white ear tufts. Additionally, there were photos of completely albino gray squirrels. I took these photos through the picture window with my iPhone camera.
This little squirrel was so cute and the first I've seen with white ear tufts.