Yesterday evening, for the first time this spring, I went on a fox recce. I was sitting in a tree in front of a massive badger set. Yes, Fox are often in the same set as the badger. Nothing came out of the badger set but a male fox just walked by. he was marking his territory. It must have had a bladder the size of a rugby ball! he marked his territory at leat 50 time in 15 minutes.
Foxes must be one of the most persecuted mammal in this country…it`s a shame really as it is a magnificent animal.
Sometimes you have really successful days…Yesterday was one of those. It was a fox day!
For the first time in a year, I went to my hare paradise. I saw very few hares. I think that all the rain we had last year’s killed a lot of them. I did not see any of my old friends…I am really sad about this. They were no hares but they was a fox and what a fox. I stayed with that vixen for more than half an hours. At the moment the meadow is a dandelion sea . It was incredible. I took the pictures with the 500mm and the 2 time converter. (I like that new 2 time converter).
In the evening, I went to another fox den to see if they were any cubs.
While waiting to see if they was any fox cub. I did photograph other species….A gang of rabbit
In that meadow, sheep were everywhere…
And suddenly at long last four fox cub came out of a den…I “just” need to photograph them now. it will not be easy
It was an incredible fox day.
Snow, glorious snow. At last some great weather.For me every time snow come down,it`s like Christmas .
The difficulty is to find out where to go. As you want to score on those special days.At the moment,I have four feeding stations going . One in a reed bed, one in woodland, one in open countryside and one more “Raptor” hide. That was the hide that was flooded. This morning I decide to go to the Raptor hide. I had a road kill with me. I arrive in my hide and after setting everything up I waited three hours….No Raptor in sight but my favorite mammal appeared. A magnificent red fox….I was lucky to see and photograph that special mammal. To photograph a fox is one thing but to photograph a fox in the snow is always very special. I have done it hundred time but it always thrill me to do it….In the afternoon I went to my woodland hide for another four hours…..
Yesterday, I went back to see “my” fox. I had decided to wear my ghillie suit. It was warm and very uncomfortable to wear . I use my ghillie suit when I cannot use a hide. It is very effective. You just want to make sure no one sees you wearing that thing! Because you really do look like a tit when you ware that thing!
I had one confiding fox cub. It was nice to photograph it on the crest of a little hill.They are lovely mammals to photograph.