Fox and Badger Video

This is a bit of a mixed bag. I spent most of my free time looking for small woodland birds. I could hear them, but getting a clear line of sight proved somewhat more difficult. I had better luck with the speckled wood butterflies which were out in number.

Speckled wood butterfly

This is a view of the woodland path I was following. It’s very pretty and runs adjacent to the fields where I was photographing buzzards yesterday.

woodland path

I made a very brief visit to the pond at Falmer Village to check up on the moorhen chicks. They’re doing fine. 😀

Moorhen chick and adult

Back home the garden is lively at night with foxes and badgers. I’ve even managed a couple of direct sightings of the bolder of the still shy pack. This is from last night.


The trail camera is doing rather better than me at the moment and there are some nice behavioural interactions among these clips of foxes and badgers taken over the past two nights.

I’ll close with the moon from this evening. It’s just a few hour past full and was still quite low in the sky when I took this.


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

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  1. Adele April 22, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    Beautiful shots. I’m glad the spring has been so colourful after the winter we endured.

    • Words April 25, 2014 at 7:42 am #

      Adele, thanks! The weather is still struggling a bit, but is a vast improvement on the constant cloud/rain we had through winter. I really hope we get a decent summer. Good weather makes such a difference.

  2. derwandersmann May 23, 2014 at 4:20 am #

    Catching up at last, Words … the shots are quite up to your usual standards. Especially like the butterfly and the woodland path.

    • Words May 24, 2014 at 11:16 am #

      Hi dW, good to see you back on-line.