Fox Posts.

Marsh Foxes.

Posted on June 26, 2012

26th June, 2012: I haven’t mentioned the foxes for a while. They are thriving, healthy and very active. I see and hear them most times I’m out on the marsh. I hear the frantic squealing and shrieking of their prey as … Continue reading →

Fox Den Watching: 5th visit. They are so cute!

Posted on May 11, 2012

11th May 2012: I will be following these cubs all over the marsh for the rest of this year. Perhaps I should rename this blog “The Wilden Marsh Foxes.” I think I might turn my attention to the badgers; maybe … Continue reading →

Fox Den Watching: 3rd Visit.

Posted on May 8, 2012

8th May 2012: I didn’t intend fox watching this evening, but I saw the cubs as I neared the den and decided to chance my luck. I spent two and a half hours in the most uncomfortable tree imaginable: it was … Continue reading →

The fox saw me first!

Posted on April 14, 2012

(Click on images to enlarge) 13th March 2012: My mind was not in the right place this evening. Standing with my back against the bushes that grow along this section of the River Severn, I stared across the north pasture. … Continue reading →

Where are the marsh foxes’ dens.

Posted on April 7, 2012

7th April 2012:  Last evening I searched a small privately owned wood close to, but not part of the marsh. The wood has not been maintained and is  littered with fallen branches. There are many old and new animal excavations … Continue reading →

Stress positions and fox photography.

Posted on April 1, 2012

1st April 2012:  Whether I manage to get images of a marsh fox depends on who sees who first. If the fox sees me first, or gets my scent, then it is unlikely that I will see a fox to photograph. … Continue reading →

Vixen out for dinner.

Posted on March 27, 2012

27th March 2012: I was on the marsh at 05:30 this evening, and this was my first fox stalking evening of this year. It was a beautifully sunny evening, too. I was in my full foxing kit: camouflage netting over my head, … Continue reading →

More about the marsh foxes.

Posted on March 4, 2012

4th March 2012: The marsh vixen will be holed-up in her den for around ten days his month, giving birth to her cubs. The dog will bring food to the den for her. After the confinement, they will be increasingly … Continue reading →

What do people really feel about ol’ Foxy?

I received the following comment this morning from mymatejoechip, on a subject close to my heart. I think it is a very worthy comment about foxes eating mammals in Australia. I hope mymatejoechip doesn’t mind my featuring the comment. To read the … Continue reading →

Wilden Marsh Heronry.

21st February 2012:  It’s not just foxes, badgers, muntjac deer, mink, otters and goodness knows what else, that we have living on Wilden Marsh; we also have a long-established heronry. Heronry is the name given to the place where a … Continue reading →

The marsh foxes are getting the better of me!

12th February 2012: The marsh foxes are getting the better of me. I watched the dog fox early this morning, from Hoo Wood, through binoculars, mooching about in the north pasture. He paid no attention to the cattle. He sniffed … Continue reading →

The winter beauty of Wilden Marsh reveals itself.

11th February 2012: What a brilliant day it’s been. The temperature was minus 5 degrees centigrade first thing this morning. The sky remained cloudless all day, and the temperature this afternoon was probably not above freezing. It’s good to have firm ground … Continue reading →

An opportunity!

Posted on February 5, 2012

5th February 2012: It snowed last evening and overnight. This morning I thought the snow cover offered an excellent opportunity to see how much animal activity occurred on the marsh since 4 pm yesterday. Entering the marsh at the Hoo … Continue reading →

Fox’s den, or badger’s sett?

Posted on February 3, 2012

3rd February 2012: This week I returned to my quest: finding the marsh vixen’s birthing earth. I’ve searched the marsh and Hoo Wood for likely locations many times, but without success. I have spent a lot of time pondering on … Continue reading →

Barking and screaming in the night.

Posted on January 29, 2012

27th January 2012: January is the peak month of the foxes’ mating season. There has been much fox barking and screaming during evenings on the marsh this month. Throughout last year, I have seen and photographed the marsh foxes hunting … Continue reading →

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