Mistle Thrushes and a three-fox-cub video

The cloud base was at 100 feet today, which might be ok, but perched in the Downs we're several hundred feet up from that and therefore shrouded in heavy fog. It did clear a little during the day which is when I caught this sequence of shots of a pair of mistle thrushes perched on the roof of the local 13th century barn.

Back in the garden, it was a very foggy last night (as it is tonight), which is why the quality of this video sequence is so poor. It starts with a fox cub and an adult male, and then slides into a sequence with the vixen and up to three tiny little cubs running around. And that's the reason for including it. Foggy or not, fox cubs always make it to this page.

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

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  1. gdare April 25, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    So, there are two cubs even though I thought I've seen something moving back on the left side. But it might be just a fog…

  2. Words April 26, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    Darko there are three in this clip. You can just see them all at around 15 seconds. But actually it seems we have four little cubs. 😀

  3. SittingFox April 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Ghost foxes! Very cute 😀 Excellent sequence with the thrushes, too.

  4. Words April 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Adele, the mists seem finally to have left us (though for how long is anyone's guess). I was pleased with the thrush sequence.