A Fox on the Blog

After a day and a half of rain, the sun finally appeared early this evening, along with a fox. Both were more than welcome sights, especially as fox sightings have been few and far between recently, and photographic opportunities virtually zero.

The fox is a male, and is showing some signs of early mange. It’s difficult to be certain, but there were several small lesions on his back and legs and he did spend time scratching and biting at himself. On the plus side he was confident enough to stand and watch when I went out into the garden, though the featured shots here were taken through a window.

Foxes

Foxes

Small lesion visible on front leg

Foxes

Foxes

I’ve many more photos to work through so there are likely to be more of him tomorrow. Nice to have a fox back on the blog though!

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.

Fox and Badger on a Rainy Night

The Bank Holiday yesterday was a total washout, but it gave me time to go through some trail camera clips, including this little sequence from about a week ago (when it was also wet and windy). The fox looks relatively young, and it one of the new nightly regulars.

Camera note: footage captured on the Bushnell Trophy HD trail camera.

Buzzard

I took this short sequence of photos of a buzzard on Friday morning. Buzzards often fly over Falmer, and once or twice have come in to perch on the trees surrounding the village pond. I spotted this one as it came in from over the fields. As you’ll see it had a reason for wanting to sit down.

Buzzard

Buzzard

Buzzard

Buzzard

Buzzard

Buzzard

Buzzard

All of which proves why it’s sensible to use a long lens. Standing under a tree while a buzzard defecates is probably not the ideal start to the day! ;)

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.