It was a quiet day in the garden, cutting the grass and clearing up some of the more overgrown corners. The gulls were flying overhead, and a buzzard passed over the garden being hotly pursued by an angry crow.
In the more sheltered fringes of the garden, spiderlings are appearing in numerous nests. These are the offspring of the garden spider (Araneus diadematus).
Down at ground level, a pair of bees were giving a real life demonstration of the 'birds and the bees'.
But this being our garden, there are foxes… The first shot is from Friday night, the remainder from Saturday late afternoon. They show perfectly the two sides of a young fox: the fierce rough and tumble, and the lazy inquisitiveness of a young mammal.
Camera note: spiderling shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM; bees with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM; fighting fox cubs with the EF 24-105 F4L IS USM; and the rest with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.