Meet the Vixens
Saturday, April 28, 2012 11:09:30 PM
The trailcam caught her a moment before that shot.
There's a second vixen who has appeared on the trail cam. I'll call her Skinny Vixen for now, as her brush is thinning and she's a much smaller fox. Here's a trailcam image from a few days ago.
The next three shots were taken this afternoon through our rear windows. And even then, the fox is being cautious and spending her time hiding behind the shrubs. It's difficult to be certain which of the two vixens she is (I didn't see her brush which would confirm things). Her general condition suggests Mama.
Now a plug for Channel 4's 'Foxes Live', which runs on three consecutive Monday's from 30th April. It looks like it will be an interesting programme and will certainly have some great footage of urban foxes. Three of the foxes they're tracking are Brighton-based.
Camera note: all daytime shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. The night shot taken with the EF 100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM lens. The trailcam images by the Bushnell Trophy Cam.