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Fox and Badger Encounter

The trail camera has been busy over the past couple of weeks. There are several foxes (at least four) visiting the garden, including a lactating vixen. These clips are of another of teh foxes (the dominant male) encountering a badger. They get into a minor dispute… Keep the sound up as some of the audible action takes place off-camera.

Footage take on a Bushnell Trophy Cam HD.

Sunday Summary

Another irregular catch-up post, partly because most days I’ve simply been photographing our fox during his nightly visits (and most of those photographs are pretty much indistinguishable from each other). There are some occasional other subjects and this Sunday Summary pulls some of them together (themelessly) 😉 Oh, there is some worthwhile fox action at the, so do keep reading.

sunset

This is a sunset taken from our garden. The i-360 is just visible in the centre, peeping over the horizon.

sunrise

This was taken a few days later and is just after sunrise, looking across the South Downs

The only bird in this set is this rather fine buzzard, photographed over Falmer Village last week.

Buzzard over Falmer Village

Buzzard over Falmer Village

As well as foxes, the garden is frequented by badgers. They’ve been rather more elusive lately, but I did grab a few images of one towards the end of the week.

Badger

Badger

Badger

Badger

This third shot utilizes various Photoshop filters, but was taken the same night as the others.

Badger through a fine art filter

Badger through a fine art filter

Now to the fox… a couple of photos first, but them some cool video…

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Fox prowling

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Camera avoidance 😉

And now for the video… I’ve caught similar clips once or twice in the past, but this one is easily the best yet.

Camera note: daytime photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. Badgers and foxes were taken with the EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM and the EF70-300mm 4.5-5.6 DO IS lenses

When Foxes Meet

More foxes, I’m afraid. Well, no I’m not. The photos are from the past week and show two different adults. The video is from the trail cam and has two encounters between two foxes. First adults, and then juveniles. The final sequence shows a badger, but I’ve since noticed that there’s a fox lurking in the top right corner!

Anyway, photos first…

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Nicked-ear fox… not the more frequent of the two adult vistors

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Nicked-ear peering between the shrubs

Plus two or three photos of the regular adult male. As ever he continues to maintain a healthy 9-10 metre distance, but I have managed a few more photos of him doing something other than eating! He does now appear almost immediately I go out there (as long as I stick to his rules).

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Fox under the apple tree

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Coming down the garden steps

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Walking across the grass

Finally, the video…

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens. Video from a Bushnell Trophy HD trail camera.