The Sleeping Fox

I have some news of the robin in the garage: four chicks have hatched from the eggs :yes: This evening I paid them a visit but the light was too poor inside the dark building for photos.

Afterwards I tried the lane where I sight the non-garden foxes, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Uband male and assess his response to his injury. I did see him briefly, but again he was very nervous and raced headlong into the hedgerow 😦

No such worries with one of his vixens. Through the camera lens I could see her breathing slowly, peacefully, sleeping in the meadow apparently without a care in the world.

Back in the garden, the Old Dogfox also seemed in a restful frame of mind, relaxing on the grass while the little vixen trotted noiselessly about.

While I can understand why Disney artists etc endow human expressions upon animals, I do think that foxes can talk as clearly through their ears as any cartoon character can through its mouth.

I've added lots of new photos to my Garden Fox album.

About Adele Brand

UEA Ecology grad, typically sighted in the company of a tall graceful Belgian shephard dog and often trying to carrying a big camera around. Dislikes urban habitat but is comfortable in either prairie or mountain biomes. Frequently watching, or being watched by, foxes.
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16 Responses to The Sleeping Fox

  1. Flying Red Fox Blog says:

    Isnt he sweet:) I think hes having a rest from looking after his mate cheeky thing lol:P

  2. ALLY_G says:

    Well done, Adele! Finally we can find all your great photos of the beautiful foxes there. :yes:That really is a wonderful collection. :happy: :heart: And you are right, it seems, the faces and the eyes talking a lot.

  3. SittingFox says:

    @Elke – thanks so much! :happy: Took me quite a while to sort out the photos from the last two nights! :DI've noticed that my empty space on Opera has dropped quite alarmingly since I got the Tamron :eyes: So many foxes and birds to photograph!

  4. SittingFox says:

    @Mark – I'd like to think the Old Dogfox has been working hard collecting food for his cubs, and playing tag with them (wherever they are) but, who knows :p The vixen's certainly very mobile now so he's not having to feed her any longer.As for the one in the meadow – I think she was just doing a masterclass in sleep. I waited ages for her to wake but other than a twitch of an ear she was having none of that!

  5. Words says:

    Beautiful set of photos. :yes:

  6. SittingFox says:

    😀 Thanks! I'm learning much about the Tamron lens. Which is handy because I've recently computed that this time next week I'll be in Jasper :eyes: 😮

  7. 老杜 says:

    every time I can find funny and beautiful fox photos when I visit your blog. And ,the last photo, it is seem that it's eyes can talk to us. Now I know why you need a long distance lens.

  8. ALLY_G says:

    Ahh, so you have a few more days at home and for your posts.Now I wish you a nice sunday! 🙂

  9. SittingFox says:

    @Elke – thanks very much! :happy: That's very kind of you.I leave early on Thursday morning.

  10. SittingFox says:

    @ – thanks :happy: In Canada the wildlife will likely be much further away, but it's fun to use this on the foxes and get closeups.

  11. ALLY_G says:

    Hi Adele,I don't know, when you will start your travel, therefore I just want wish you a nice journey. :up:

  12. SittingFox says:

    Have a great day too! 🙂

  13. anonymous says:

    pusscat writes:I love your photos and your wildlife blog. Its made me feel better since watching the distressing "Meet the foxes".

  14. SittingFox says:

    Hello,Thanks for your comment and welcome to my blog :)Sadly there are many ways through which people make life difficult for our wild neighbours and I guess it's the responsibility of all of us to try to minimise our impact. Fortunately most people around here (including chicken keepers) enjoy having foxes about. -SF

  15. sprogger says:

    As the saying goes- the eyes are the windows to the soul.And those foxes seem to have a lot going on in there.:)

  16. SittingFox says:

    :)Indeed, they seem to.

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