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Fox Cubs in the Sunshine

A beautiful sunny weekend has brought the young fox cubs (now 11-12 weeks old) out to play. I spotted them early Saturday evening (photographs taken through a window), and then again this evening (where I managed to get outside to join them). Their mother, the vixen, was lurking on both occasions; and both times called the cubs to retreat with her. Luckily, a couple of them returned shortly afterwards. Naughty cubs 😉

Enough preamble… here is a small taste of the fox cubs in sunshine…

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Two of the cubs at the top of the steps at the rear of the garden

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Young fox cub bird watching (a magpie had just flown overhead).

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Stalking…

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Greeting

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Relaxing

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Lounging…

Got some great night portraits tonight. Will share those soon!

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

Four Fox Cub Portraits

Four portraits of the fox cubs taken this evening…

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Fox cub at about 8-9 weeks old. The lights in the rear are the eyes of the male parent, keeping watch.

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Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.

Fox Cub Time!

Ok… yesterday was an aberration. Here are some of the fox cubs from tonight.

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Fox cubs enjoying themselves in the garden

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Fox cubs enjoying themselves in the garden

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Learning to leap!

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Grazing habits…

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Time for a quick portrait

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.