Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Reynard Returns.

Continuation from previous post .....
After disappearing for an hour or so the young urban fox returned but this time I was actually in the garden doing some weeding and the camera was close at hand. It casually walked across the border and decided to lie down behind a bare stem as if trying to hide! 

As I tried to get a better view my movements were closely monitored but this creature seemed totally unfazed by my reasonably close presence.



It eventually moved further in amongst the limited foliage and laid still for a while before slowly taking its leave and disappearing through the hedge. 

Just another magical wildlife encounter.   FAB.

39 comments:

  1. Unbelievable photos. Can't believe he came back with you out and laid down. Carol

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  2. That surely was one of those rare wildlife moments and great you had your camera to hand to have a record of the moment - lovely pictures and such a beautiful fox (if one can say that about a male!)

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  3. OMG!! Such beautiful close ups!! Awesome!! She's beautiful!!

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  4. Oh, Frank, these images are truly incredible. Just wonderful!

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  5. Magical, indeed! How fortunate you were to observe such a beautiful creature. Fantastic images!

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  6. Amazing. I'm sure 'time stood still' for you during this encounter. Such incredible pictures. Bet he returns on another day! ~karen

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  7. Super pictures! You've got more patience and slynesss than the fox on this one.

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  8. Fabulous shots! What an experience for you.

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  9. Hi Frank..magical wildlife encouter indeed : }
    Fantastic photos, and I especially like the last one!!

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  10. Hi Frank
    These are absolute crackers of the Fox, how did you get that close?

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  11. As you say Frank - a magical wildlife encounter. Brilliant closeups.

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  12. Wonderful Frank. Lovely pictures.

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  13. Thanks Carol. I'm not sure who was more surprised at his relaxed state!

    Hi Tricia. I think he has been making more daylight visits that we haven't noticed ... actually back again today.

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  14. Hi Ginny. He or she certainly has a look about it. In reply to your previus comment it returned again today. I'm not sure we want a whole family tearing up the garden!!

    Thanks Lois.

    Hi Julie G. Definitely a magical moment.

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  15. Hi Karen. How did you guess ... he was back again today.

    Cheers Red. Me ... sly as a fox ... well maybe!

    Hi Mona. Yes, and I didn't have to go looking for him.

    Thanks Grammie.

    Hi Monty. He seemed less concerned about my presence than I did of him. I guess he may be so young not to have any fear YET!!

    Thanks John.

    Thanks Angie.

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  16. Frank, a truly amazing experience. Superb pictures too.

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  17. Fantastic close-ups, Frank! The fox must have felt it could trust you. Mammals can read us often better than we think.

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  18. Hi Hilke. I'm sure you are right.

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  19. Gloriously magnificent Frank, what a blessed gift you are receiving~

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  20. Foxes can be so photogenic.

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  21. Thank you Mary. If only every day held such an interesting surprise.

    Thanks Andy. Appreciate your visit.

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  22. Hi Frank

    What an amazing experience. We also regularly see a fox in the wetlands here, but no photos so far. Beautifully captured and also beautifully told.

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  23. Congratulations, Frank! Just saw your write-up in BirdingBlogs. Well earned! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog.

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  24. Hi Tony. Compliment gratefully accepted.

    Hi Hilke. Thanks my friend. The invitation from Dawn came right out of the blue and chuffed to be in such exalted company.

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  25. Wow! Those are amazing shots and an amazing encounter.

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  26. Frank, such beautiful captures. I am a lover of the fox. Such wonderful coat and eyes.


    You could always capture it and bring it along to my gourmet restaurant.
    The menu at the moment features:
    Rabbit
    Rabbit and
    Rabbit............Ha!

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  27. Lovely images of a beautiful creature. I am so fond of Foxes.

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  28. Beautiful fox and so close to you, excellent pictures.

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  29. Stunning images, lucky you to have such a beautiful visitor! Karen

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  30. ...speechless!!!

    ...also intensely jealous! :-)

    ...a gorgeous creature and gorgeous photos of him. What a wonderful experience to stare into that beautiful face!

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  31. Thanks Dave.

    Hi Cheryl. Excellent idea ... I leave your address out for him!

    Cheers Andrew.

    Thanks Bob.

    Hi Karen (the Artist). I feel very privileged but not sure all the neighbours would agree.

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  32. Hi Kelly. Speechless ... I don't beleive it! Mark you I took a deep breath when I saw it the first time.

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  33. What an amazing encounter! Awesome photos!

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  34. Hi Dawn. Yes it was a pleasurable garden encounter.

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  35. Frank, what a great moment to have captured. I particularly love the last shot; the eyes are stunning – Tim

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  36. Thanks Tim. He keeps returning, hoping to find another mouse but hasn't been so obliging for more photos!

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  37. How did you get closer than that. A miracle. Lovely photos.

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  38. Hi Bob. An 'urban' youngster with obviously no fear of a two legged species!

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