A couple of fulmars and some end of year strays

This has without doubt been my quietest year on the blog. There are a number of reasons which have conspired to reduce my time for getting photos (or at last anything other than our wonderful foxes), but I hope to see some significant changes from next spring. Even when I do have time, the weather hasn’t been ideal, but I did get out yesterday and spent an hour or so at Rottingdean. If only the wildlife had shown up it would have been perfect.

What I did manage was a handful of shots of the few fulmars that were there (I expected rather more of them), a lone curlew and not much else.

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Fulmar at Rottingdean cliffs

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Fulmar at Rottingdean -does the shadow count as an additional sighting?

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Curlew at Rottingdean

Of course this has been a wonderful year for the foxes. The summer was a joy with several very regular fox cubs showing up. That period came to its expected end in teh autumn as they start to disperse and compete for winter territory (and mates). The trail camera suggests that several of the young ones are still in the vicinity and I’ve had occasional sightings of the Little Dog Fox and Black Tail; but the stalwart has been Pretty, teh young vixen who has continued to be an almost daily visitor. These are a few recent photos of her.

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Pretty Vixen relaxing

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Pretty Vixen relaxing

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I’ve tweaked my favourite fox image of the year for the annual Festive Greeting, but this final image is a close second, not least because it’s a landscape of sorts… Rottingdean beach at low tide.

Blue seascape at Rottingdean

Blue seascape at Rottingdean

Camera note: all bird photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. Foxes, mainly with the EF 24-105 F4L IS USM lens.

2 Comments

  1. derwandersmann December 30, 2017 at 6:00 am #

    Excellent shots, Paul … the fulmar and his shadow is a real stunner!

    The shots of Pretty are charming, and your blue seascape is very interesting.

  2. Darko December 30, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

    A nice set of photographs for the end of the year. Pretty, of course, is a star of 2017 🙂

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