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Sunrise, Stonechat and Fox

Nothing like a descriptive title… especially when there really isn’t much of a theme, just three images taken over the past 24 hours.

The first is our friendly neighbourhood fox. I’ve been neglectful of photographing him, but he’s been coming anyway, and close scrutiny of the trail camera (plus one direct sighting) confirms that there are at least three foxes around at the moment, plus a badger. He’s still playing hard to get though and disappears from sight if I make any attempt to approach too close.

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The slightly bold fox!

Next up is a small bird taken this morning at Sheepcote Valley (I’d stopped off to see if I could spot any of the short eared owls. Reliable reports suggest that they have returned for the winter). It’s a stonechat, and the morning light at this time of year is near perfect.

Stonechat at Sheepcote Valley

Stonechat at Sheepcote Valley

Finally, the cause of all that golden light… just after sunrise.

Sunrise over Sheepcote Valley

Sunrise over Sheepcote Valley

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

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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

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Sunrise at Sheepcote Valley

The recent owl encounter has spurred me to more early mornings at Sheepcote Valley. So far the owl has evaded me, but the sunrises have been beautiful so here are a few shots from Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Sunrise at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Wednesday’s sunrise at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Sunrise at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Thursday’s sunrise at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Sunrise at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Thursday’s sunrise at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Sunrise at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Thursday’s sunrise at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton

Tomorrow threatens rain so things may go quiet again for a while, but it’s been a good week!

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

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