Friday 22 May 2015

Fox cub out exploring

I spotted some fox cubs and a vixen the night before whilst photographing barn owls so made an effort to get some photos of them last night.

They were foraging and playing in a freshly cut grass field but the wind was swirling my scent about a bit and it was difficult getting a good position. Lots of climbing over, under and through barbed wire, stinging nettles, bramble and blackthorn but I was pleased with the few shots I got of an individual cub out exploring.

One of the parents was at the far side of the field but instead of trying to catch food for it's litter preferred to lie down and sleep in the evening sun!

The adult was never far away!