Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fox Update

I've been keeping a close eye on my Fox site these last few days. I've not seen the cubs again, but have seen several adult foxes in the vicinity. On Friday, I decided to wander up to the far corner of this overgrown field, and came upon an area where the grass had been flattened and there were several tunnels leading into the surrounding hedgerow. It looked like foxes had been active here, so I left out a trail camera on Friday night. I returned today to check the camera, and was delighted to see several fox images, including a couple of an adult with cubs. They are not good enough photos to post here, and, anyway, I've left the camera out again tonight.
I also erected a small hide, semi-hidden in long vegetation nearby. Once I'm sure the foxes have accepted its presence, I'll be ensconcing myself inside, and hoping the foxes will pose nicely close by.
Whilst on my dusk rambles this week, I've thrice noticed another fox taking the same path across a nearby playing field between 9.30 and 10 p.m., so decided to hang around with my camera this evening, hoping I might get close enough for a shot or two. Sure enough, it turned up on cue, although a little further away than previously, and I was able to obtain a couple of pictures, which I've left full frame as they came out of the camera:

I'm heading out to the hide at dawn this morning, and hope to have a few more fox shots to post within a few days. Watch this space!


  1. Hello Jeremy

    these are nice moments for photographers,
    great shots again.

    Greetings and a nice sunday, Joop

  2. so strange to see the fox in civilization on the road..

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing the outcome of this Jeremy. Out of interest what make of trail camera are you using?

  4. Great fox shots11 Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  5. I visited a paper mill on Saturday and what did I see there if not a fox! There are lots of rabbits, some cats too, but it was the first time I saw a fox there. Of course I wasn't ready to shoot it!

  6. Thanks for your comments. Adam, I have been using the cheapest trail camera I could find, purchased from an ebay seller called 'jujon-global'. I'm returning the camera today, as the I.R. facility is not working, and all night pictures are coming out black. Based on my experience, I can't recommend it.