Fieldwork has been very full on recently, and with lots of chicks hatching it shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. So I made sure to make the most of probably one of my last half-days off in a while by scouting out a fox den!
Less than a week ago, I saw movement in the distance in an area of scrub that borders the edge of Bean wood (where my fieldwork is). Looking through my binoculars I could make out three fox cubs that only looked 6-8 weeks old, and so they would have only just started venturing out of their den. So today I crept into the area where I suspected the den to be, and after a bit of searching spotted two fox cubs sunbathing! I continued to stalk very slowly, and without them noticing me a third came out of the den.
It had to have been one of my favourite experiences with wildlife for a while. Occasionally the cubs noticed I was there, but they seemed much more interested as opposed to scared (particularly of my camera shutter!). In all, I was with them for about an hour - I’ve put together a selection of my favourite photos from the session!
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