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Sunny Saturday with Pretty Vixen

The pretty vixen showed up yesterday afternoon, out enjoying the sunshine. When she first appeared she was relaxed and friendly, though became quite excitable when a male fox briefly showed up (he successfully evaded he camera and only showed his face for a couple of seconds). These are some shots of Pretty.

fox walking

Pretty Vixen comes down the garden

She sat around and explored different corners.

fox sitting

Pretty Vixen sitting in the sunshine

fox standing near trail camera

Standing near the trail camera

fox relaxing

Pretty Vixen relaxing

Those shots were in the early part of the afternoon. She was back again later as the sun sank in the sky producing some rich red light.

Vixen sitting

Pretty Vixen in the late afternoon light

portrait of a vixen

A portrait

fox walking through grass

She finally tired of the company and made her way off.

portrait of a fox

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

Peregrine at Moulsecoomb

Well I’ve finally kicked off the 2018 blog, with entry just squeezing into January. Other than the foxes I’ve not been taking too many pictures but I did get out briefly today in the sunshine. ‘Out’ being standing between some of the buildings at work, which just goes to prove that you really don’t need to go far to see wildlife.

It started with a buzzard…

buzzard

Buzzard over Moulsecoomb, Brighton

Nothing very fancy about that. There were two of them, gliding high overhead while the gulls circled.

Next up came a sparrowhawk. This one was on its own…

sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk over Moulsecoomb, Brighton

Again, a very basic shot; but if there are buzzards and sparrowhawks about I keep looking. And sure enough, high among the gulls another bird appeared: a peregrine falcon (actually a pair). Being mobbed by a gull!

Peregrine falcon and gull

Peregrine falcon and gull

Peregrine falcon and gull

Peregrine falcon and gull

Peregrine falcon and gull

Peregrine falcon and gull

Peregrine falcon

Peregrine falcon over Moulsecoomb, Brighton

On the home front Pretty is still visiting regularly, and we can hear other foxes nearby. This is a recent shot of her to close.

Pretty Vixen finds a 'markie'

Pretty Vixen finds a ‘markie’

Camera note: all bird photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. The fox photographed with the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens.

Festive Greetings

Festive Greetings

Festive Greetings