Fox on the Hunt

One of the young foxes was hunting a vole just when I happened to be looking out of the
French windows with my camera nearby. The glass, though clean, has softened the images somewhat, but we get an idea of the energy and excitement of the hunt. Clicking on any of the images takes you to the full gallery of foxes and other animals.

Here he’s spotted his prey:

A young red fox with black legs is running fast, with only one foot on the ground as it runs. It almost looks as if it might fall on its face in its haste to get going. It is running across a green, grassy area.
On the hunt
A young red fox with black legs and ear tips is leaping, all four feet off the ground, parallel to the ground, with its tail curved out and down. Its head is looking down at the dried rough ground underneath. There is green grass and weeds around and the bottom of a tree trunk.
About to pounce. Bad news for the vole.
A young red fox, with a pale underside and black paws is leaping in the air, almost vertically. Its head is cocked down towards the ground, as if it's looking at something among the dried grasses and green weeds. There is a tree trunk on the right of the frame.

*For those who are concerned, foxes don’t play with their prey when it’s live, like cats. So the vole is already dead when we see the play.

A young red fox with black legs, muzzle and ear tips is standing with tail raised and arched. It has just flung a little dead mole it has killed into the air and it is watching the little creature fall. There is a tree trunk behind it and the bottom of another in the background.
Don’t play with your food

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

A small bird is hovering in front of a green yew bush, with its wings moving so fast they are almost blurred. Landing gear (feet) is down and his long bill is aiming up to the right. He has a brilliant red throat and pale mottled chest with irridescent green feathers.
Hummingbird about to Land on a Yew

We had observed this little bird hanging out on the yew tree outside for some time. I set up the camera and flash close to the bush with the radio remote control inside the house and waited for him to appear. It was a picture of patience as the other 93 taken will attest! Happy Wildlife Wednesday friends.

He is on my Animals Gallery

Not Much to Eat

A snowy scene with several deer foraging at the edge of the forest. A single deer in the front with her tail towards us has her head up and is looking to the right.
Foraging in the Snow

A winter visit to Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia always brings photographic rewards as the wildlife is much calmer and more focussed on finding food than worrying about me and my camera. This deer was curious, though, as we were quietly and patiently waiting for the right moment. She features on my ‘Animals’ gallery.

Bee on Milkweed Flowers

In album Animals (44 photos)

For Bee Thursday ~ #beethursday  curated by +Dorothy Pugh   +Bee Thursday  And for #wildlifewednesday curated by +Mike Spinak  and for In Praise of Pollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators  #inpraiseofpollinators curated by +Dusty Gedge