Family ties

| July 22, 2011

Again these are photos from early May. The cubs spent some time relaxing and watching the garden before having dinner and curling up with their mother…

Persistence is not necessarily a virtue

| July 17, 2011

Any human parent — well, any parent with a child over the age of about two — will be familiar with just how persistent children can be. It turns out that this is a cross-species trait. One May morning, Mrs Fox was sitting in a sunbeam at the bottom of the garden, and peering thoughtfully […]

When the mother-in-law comes to visit…

| July 10, 2011

One evening back in early May we were eating dinner and occasionally glancing out to the Family Fox, working their way through the delicacies I’d provided for them on the back lawn. Something wasn’t quite right, though. A head-count suggested… one, two cubs; one, two, three adult foxes? What was going on? While it hasn’t […]

Back in the day…

| July 5, 2011

You may remember that when you last saw the cubs, they were little and really more bear-like than fox-like. These days they are really more lanky teenage foxes than round fluffy fox cubs, but here, cast your mind back a couple of months to early May… this is what they looked like then.

Mrs Fox poses

| May 26, 2011

Cute (or deranged) though the cubs are in this set of pictures — from April 30th — I think my favourite is the shot of Mrs Fox, the last of the set. She’d come up to lie in the grass (… and the weeds, yes, okay…) near the edge of the patio, which meant she […]

Of tongues and magpies

| May 25, 2011

April 29th was an especially good day for pictures of fox tongues, it turned out. Baby foxes, mother foxes… sometimes both at once. Also, one of the cubs was practising his stalking skills on one of the local magpies — unsuccessfully, but then they usually are.

True colours

| May 24, 2011

As you may recall, the cubs start off with comparatively dark fur — almost black, or dark grey at least. They were definitely on the grey side when they first came out into the open. But by the end of April — these photos were taken on the 27th — they were beginning to lose […]

Their daily bread

| May 24, 2011

Here are some photos from 26th April — mostly involving what happens if the cubs have a chance to investigate some bread… (Bread on its own isn’t that great for young animals, but this was put out for the birds alongside the standard fox food. The cubs spent most of their time playing with it […]

And more cute

| May 20, 2011

I shall spoil you, I tell you. More photos here, this time from April 24th. (The cubs are bigger now, but still just as cute, and I will be uploading a whole bunch more photos…)

When they were smaller…

| May 20, 2011

Start your weekend with a dose of cute! Here are some photos of the cubs from just short of a month ago – April 23rd.