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.
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.
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.
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.