So far as I can tell there are five fox cubs visiting the garden (at least according to the trail camera). We’re getting to know them quite well. There’s the Little Vixen (fine-boned and very pretty and very bold), Black Tail (who has an amazing dark brush), Long Face (who is lightly coloured), a second vixen who visits less frequently than the rest and who I haven’t yet named… and this little chap we call the ‘little dog fox’. He has a permanently wizened look about him, as though his brow is permanently in a furrow. He was quite dominant as a young cub, but more recently has stayed away from the main group. This evening he made a lengthy visit (on his own) which is when I took this sequence.
He was back again tonight with three of the others, so perhaps his confidence is building. He does seem to get bullied though.
I also got a rare sighting of the adult dog fox, who made a brief appearance at the rear of the garden while four of the youngsters were congregating near our back door!
I’ll focus on the others over the next few posts.
Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.