Fox Watch! Part Six - The Climbing Fox #2
Last night (18/8/05) we were treated to another example of the fox's agility. The fox appeared around the usual time but instead of heading for the food we'd left out started to look towards the shrubs. The following series of photos captures what followed. I've added the time of each photo for reference. In some of them you'll need to look carefully to spot the fox in the trees.
This series of photos was taken early evening in fairly poor light. I've done minor adjustments to the lighting, but otherwise they are untouched. There are some cropped close-ups (which open in a new page) of some of the pictures. The height of the trees is about 15-20 foot.
The first sign of something about to happen. (20.16)
Checking out the climb. (20.16)
The fox is centre shot (to the right of the main trunk), making its way into the tree. (20.17)
The fox is centre shot. (20.17)
The fox is centre shot, looking to the left. The target is a bird's nest. (20.18)
The fox moves to the left. (20.18)
The fox is centre shot, looking to the left. The target is a bird's nest. (20.19)
The fox is hard to see in this one. It's facing away, looking at a descent. (20.20)
Probably my favourite shot. The fox is clearly visible looking out of the trees. It had already descended once, and then re-climbed from the other side. (20.30)
Another awkward shot. The fox is facing away from the camera. (20.31)
I failed to get a shot of it, but it became obvious that the target was a nest. The fox emerged at one point with a small white egg in its mouth (likely to be a wood pigeon's egg... there's a healthy population of them here). Eggs are a particular favourite.
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