First Fox Cub of 2018

The annual wait for a first fox cub sighting has come early this year. The cubs haven’t yet ventured into our garden, but our neighbour mentioned that he had seen them at the rear of his garden so I’ve been keeping an eye open. Very little activity, but this afternoon one youngster did poke its head out for a few moments.

My line of sight is partly obscured by garden furniture, fencing and branches; but only partly. And it is very cute 🙂

First fox cub of the year

First fox cub of the year

First fox cub of the year

It may be a week or so before they venture as far as our garden, but you can be absolutely sure that I’ll be quietly watching! There are at least three adults in the vicinity (Pretty, Mama Vixen and another). Here’s a short video clip of them being very noisy at the end of March.

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

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  1. Aurora J Stone April 15, 2018 at 5:43 am #

    What a treat to see your first cub. Will be fascinated to see more when they emerge.

    • Words April 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

      Aurora, they are coming more frequently and as you’ll see the annual photo album is starting to grow.

  2. Darko April 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

    Cute little one. And curious 🙂

  3. Words April 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    Darko, one of many!