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First Fox Cub of 2018

The annual wait for a first fox cub sighting has come early this year. The cubs haven’t yet ventured into our garden, but our neighbour mentioned that he had seen them at the rear of his garden so I’ve been keeping an eye open. Very little activity, but this afternoon one youngster did poke its head out for a few moments.

My line of sight is partly obscured by garden furniture, fencing and branches; but only partly. And it is very cute 🙂

First fox cub of the year

First fox cub of the year

First fox cub of the year

It may be a week or so before they venture as far as our garden, but you can be absolutely sure that I’ll be quietly watching! There are at least three adults in the vicinity (Pretty, Mama Vixen and another). Here’s a short video clip of them being very noisy at the end of March.

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

The Vixen (video)

As a postscript to yesterday’s post, here’s some recent footage from the trail camera 🙂

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.