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Daytime Video – Night time Photos (fox cubs)

Everything in today’s post was taken yesterday… I’ll start with the photos (technically taken in the early hours of this morning) and then move on to the video (daytime in full colour).

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Harmonious fox cubs

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It never stays peaceful for too long though!

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But the fighting is short-lived…

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Hiding behind a blade of grass

Now the video.. taken with my new trail camera. These clips are in daylight, but the night quality is also pretty good.

I’m sure there will be more soon!

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens. Video taken on the Bushnell 14MP NatureView Cam HD.

Fox Cubs on a Misty Night

A typical spring night. In other words a grey mist shrouded the garden this evening, which even if it doesn’t put off the fox cubs does present some challenges in processing the images. Two of the cubs put in an appearance. They are still being cautious as a group so I’m not sure how many I will get to see. But I’m used to waiting. This is a regular pattern as the bolder cubs venture forth and their more reticent siblings hang back enjoying the security of the adults.

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Fox Cub number 1 – the boldest and first to appear

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The second cub – more cautious but willing to take a chance on the human.

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The two cubs together

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens.

And then there were five (fox cubs)

After yesterday’s excitement with the first photos of a fox cub in the garden, I decided to see what the trail camera had captured over the past week or so. The cubs have been more frequent visitors than I’d realized. Sometimes just one or two, but there were a couple of clips with five tiny fox cubs in the garden. You can see the video (plus three adults) at the end of this entry.

Meanwhile it won’t come as much of a surprise that I was back in the garden this evening. This time, no adult… but two cubs turned up. Their visit was fairly brief as a barking dog in a neighbouring garden sent them scurrying back to the safety of their den. Or possibly to another friendly garden. I swear I heard the distinctive sound of fork on tin from over the fences. Anyway, here’s what I saw this evening.

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Fox cub number 1 (they are about 6 weeks old)

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Fox cub number 2

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Both fox cubs together

And now a video treat. The clips are taken over several nights and a brief glimpse of some of the late night garden activity.

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 Cam HD.