Monday, February 10, 2014

My red-haired friends!

I thought we had one fox living in the den under our laneway. Nope. Apparently we have at least three!


I took these with my iPhone 5S pressed against the eyepiece of my new Celestron  spotting scope! Pretty amazing, really. And taken through a filthy window, no less. I have an adaptor for the scope, for my Nikon SLR, but I have not yet mastered focusing with that. So far, the iPhone pics are better.


They were all enjoying the snowy winter day. A couple of them were snoozing in the snow, on and off, for a good four hours.


Beautiful winter coats!

And you can see in the next pic where exactly the foxes live...


The speck that red arrow is pointing to is a fox. My spotting scope does quite the zoom job!


And here is hastily-put-together video for you, once again using the iPhone technique.



Aren't they gorgeous? Last spring they had EIGHT kits! I think some of these guys must be last year's kits. I will try to master the digiscope photography before the next litter emerges.

It's very hard to drag myself away from scenes like these. :)


18 comments:

  1. It is beautiful. You are very lucky to be able to see their "everyday life". The iphone and spotting scope combination does a wonderful job.

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  2. Oh boy, are they gorgeous. Look at the coats. Odd to think they live in the ground like that. I wonder if they are mom and off-spring. More coming this Spring I'm sure.

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  3. This is fabulous! Aren't they beautiful!
    Jane x

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  4. And here I thought foxes were loners in the winter! You caught some great shots.

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  5. Beautiful animals, but I'm not so keen on their antics. What do these live on; your chickens?

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  6. Incredible. As a newbie to iPhone, iPad technology I've just been amazed at what the camera can do.

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  7. Beautiful. That what I miss, to go with my camera on a wildlife hunt.. Ah, well, we have the Tierpark here almost every day on my walk. That is exciting, too.

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  8. They are amazing; I just love coming to visit and enjoying the wildlife, insects too, that you have around you. It does make me long for our property in Connecticut with its 5 acres and the visits we had to put a smile on our faces. Thank you, XOXO

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  9. Magnificent! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  10. Oooh, love this! Thank you for sharing. I LOVE foxes.

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  11. Amazing how they survive in such harsh conditions!

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  12. You have such a tough life. We all envy you.

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  13. What a beautiful and wondrous life you live!

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  14. I love foxes and these look like very happy ones! Oh, you are so lucky to share your yard with them!

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  15. What beauties! Lucky you to have them on view!

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  16. Gorgeous pics Natalie, love the contrast of their coats against the snow, they look gorgeous.
    I'm sure hours could go by as you watch their antics........
    How wonderful to have this sort of thing happening right outside your door.

    Claire Xx

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  17. Fantastic video and photos ! Isn't nature just soo wonderful ? I try to capture as much as I can here in the valley village , we have a lovely river and forest that runs through and around our area and Mr fox come's around here every now and then but I think our Miggs keeps him at bay some times lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a wonderful day !

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