Playful Foxes – Video

A short video clip of the cubs playing int he garden. Three cubs plus Pretty (who is 16 months old) feature.

Camera note: video taken with the Canon 1DX Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

Fox Playtime

This is a short extract of a much longer sequence I took of Pretty (the 15-month old vixen) playing with Wolfie (3-4 months old), yesterday in the late sunshine. They were play-fighting for a long while, part of a young fox’s education.

foxes fighting

Pretty Vixen and Wolfie play-fighting

foxes fighting

Pretty Vixen and Wolfie play-fighting

foxes fighting

Pretty Vixen and Wolfie play-fighting

foxes fighting

Pretty Vixen and Wolfie play-fighting

foxes fighting

Pretty Vixen and Wolfie play-fighting

foxes fighting

Pretty Vixen and Wolfie play-fighting

foxes fighting

Pretty Vixen and Wolfie play-fighting

foxes fighting

Pretty Vixen and Wolfie play-fighting

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 1DX Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

Fledglings

I spent the afternoon today at Woods Mill. The young kestrels are nearly ready to fledge and can now be seen at the front of the nest box. The adults are still very busy feeding them and guarding them from other species.

Kestrel chicks

You can just see four of the six chicks in this photo

kestrel chicks

Kestrel chicks at Woods Mill

crow attacking kestrel nest box

Corvid attempting to raid a kestrel nest box

Those were all taken from some ridiculous distance away, but I was able to get a little closer to a young robin. It was sunning itself and kept hopping right up to the camera.

robin fledgling

Robin fledgling ‘sunbathing’

robin fledgling

Robin fledgling at Woods Mill

robin fledgling

Robin fledgling at Woods Mill

Plus a quick fox photo from last night. Pretty has taken a shine to rooftops!

fox on roof

Fox on a roof

Camera note: First photo taken with the EF 500mm f/4 IS II USM lens + 2x extender and the third with the 500mm lens (no extender). All other bird photos taken with the Canon 1DX Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. The fox photo was taken with the EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens.