School Foxes the next generation

WHEN: 04 Aug 2017, 20:20
WHERE: South Farnborough Junior School playing field (Google map)

I haven’t visited the local foxes much this year, but every time I have has been rewarding and this was no different. Having been raised herself last year Lilly has managed on her own to raise 2 cubs. It appears the young vixen I spotted earlier in the year didn’t make it but 2 dog foxes are looking very healthy.

Lilly Portrait

Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm F4 PF + TC-17E II at 500mm (750mm equiv.) – F8, ISO 1600, 1/50 sec.

Here’s Lilly looking remarkably refreshed after just being sick! Not an uncommon thing for foxes to do, probably just something disagreed with her.

Scrounge and Lilly

Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm F4 PF + TC-17E II at 500mm (750mm equiv.) – F8, ISO 1600, 1/100 sec.

Here is one of the fox cubs (on the left) called Scrounge. He is begging Lilly for some food, but he is clearly big enough to be finding his own food now. Needless to say Lilly refuses to give him anything. Based on the fact she has just been sick however there is unlikely to be anything to give.

Ming

Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm F4 PF + TC-17E II at 500mm (750mm equiv.) – F8, ISO 2500, 1/100 sec.

Finally completing the family we have Ming, he’s not quite as big as Scrounge but has a fantastic moustache. He spent a lot of time posing for me in fading light giving a couple of lovely portrait shots.

Ming the merciless

Nikon D500, Nikon 300mm F4 PF + TC-17E II at 500mm (750mm equiv.) – F8, ISO 2500, 1/125 sec.

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