Monday, June 22, 2015

Foxy 2015

About once a season I am blessed with a great opportunity to snap some pics of our favorite wildlife visitor, the Grey Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus). This time of year the nocturnal and crepuscular animals are out and about foraging for food for the ever growing youngsters. Skunks, raccoons, deer
and of course, my much enjoyed foxes are all making appearances day and night.

Here are some of the results of this years photo shoot. The fox was watching me refill the feeder across from the deck. They love sunflower seeds and it is a good source of fat for much of the wildlife, not just the birds. Anyway, in full view of my little friend I took a handful of seed and dropped it on the ground and moved off to the next feeder down by the wood boiler Rube. When I turned to head back, she was at the seed. I had to walk by her to get back into the house. I was on one side of the driveway, she/he on the other, not more than 10 feet away. I was able to grab my phone on the deck railing and went to work. She stayed there for at least 30 minutes and sampled the seed I left out for the Stellar Jays too. Enjoy!








11 comments:

  1. Great photos Theresa, what an wonderful visitor!

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  2. WOW! What great pictures! Thank you for sharing....I don't think I've seen a fox in ages.

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  3. I've never seen a grey fox so clearly; lovely!

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  4. Those are really great shots!
    Do you find it at all troubling that these usually very shy animals will be that close to you, and during the day? Should that trouble us, or is it just fine?

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    1. Peg, If I had not been watching our local wildlife for 14 years and these particular foxes for 4-5 years, I probably would be worried. Raccoons about in the day worry me more, but they too are using more hours for food foraging since most every thing has babies and at this point in time they are mobile and growing and probably demanding more and more food. Our feeders are easy pickins. I am however very cautious even around our foxes. She was busy eating and watching the tree line behind her. I suspect the rest of the family may have been parked there. As I write this our resident skunk has appeared for a little forage under one of the feeders. We give them pretty wide berth too! ;-)

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  5. Such a beautiful creature.
    We have plenty of red fox here and to be fortunate enough to catch sight of one in the daylight is truly wonderful.
    Susan x

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  6. She's beautiful. Love the pics.

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