Three Foxes and a Badger (video)

I’ll come to the video in a moment, but first some photos of one of the three buzzards that flew over the garden this morning. We do see them occasionally up here, but it’s a long time since I’ve seen three together (though only two feature in these photos, and I failed to get a group shot).

This is the first buzzard (which was closely followed by a second one). It flew across the rear of the garden, so I only had a few moments to get a photo.

Common buzzard

The third of the buzzards circled overhead for a while. These are two of the better photos. Both are hefty crops.

Common buzzard

Common buzzard

Now to the video. It’s a series of clips taken over the past two nights via the garden trail camera. The sequences include two clips of a badger, plus the three most regular fox visitors. Pretty you know (she’s by far the smaller of the group). There’s a large healthy male (Nicked Ear) who has been around for some time. The third fox has shown up up several times recently. He appears to have a mangey brush, though the rest of him doesn’t look too bad for now.

Finally, a photo of Pretty taken a couple of hours ago.

Fox on garden step

Camera note: all buzzard photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. The fox was photographed with the EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens. Video via the Bushnell Trophy HD.

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3 Comments

  1. dW February 23, 2014 at 4:52 am #

    That male makes Pretty look very small.

    Lovely shots of the buzzards!

  2. Words February 23, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    dW, Pretty is a tiny little thing, but quite feisty with the other foxes. It was nice to have buzzards overhead. Today brought a sparrowhawk and a peregrine.

    And btw, you now have 5 minutes to edit comments. It should be long enough to pick up obvious typos etc.

  3. dW February 24, 2014 at 3:38 am #

    Thanks.