Sunday, February 26, 2012

Signs of Spring and Courting Foxes

Two Robins made an appearance at the Mt. Pond last week so Spring most be right around the corner right. Actually we've pretty much had Spring temps all winter. The Gray Foxes have been very active at the pond lately and I finally got a couple of good shots. Most of the time they are just cruising by and just a blur in the picture. But I think one male has made the log by the pond his courting log. Around the 1st of March is peaking breeding season for the foxes in my area. I got pics of him on two different nights sitting on the log checking things out. The first set was right after a little snow we had and from the eye shine on the far side of the pond it looks like a girlfriend showed up. The next night I got a couple of him sitting on the log just surveying his domain. Wish these would have been in color instead of on the IR camera but it's always great to capture a fox on any camera.







14 comments:

Bearly Alyssa said...

Wow! I'm super jealous of your grays! I have had cameras up consistently for months in a variety of habitat- never gotten one. Not sure why...maybe this spring as they're on the move.

Sandy said...

Love, love, love the fox. How beautiful he is!

Michaele said...

This is so cool! I love the shining eyes in the trees. I am so afraid of the dark it isn't funny. I am always amazed about nighttime creatures.

Reena Walkling said...

So love your fox ... " fox he went a courtin' " Love the eye shine in the dark shot!

Michelle said...

What great shots of the fox! I always love seeing them around our farm.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I admire your patience ... very nice !

Trailblazer said...

Can't beat some gray fox pics!

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful, joe! a treat in any color! :)

Lindsjö taxar said...

Very good pictures of the camera. We only have red ones in the south of Sweden.

Ola said...

on the last one he is sort of posing for a picture:)

Larry Ostby said...

Terrific shots of the fox, I think Ola is right, you have a poser. Oh, I don't mind b&w at all.

Passinthru Outdoors said...

great captures of the fox. Looks to be in great shape. Haven't seen a robin yet myself, but they should be here.

Thanks for sharing.
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heyBJK said...

Yeah, those fox pics are really nice even in black and white!

bigcatdetective said...

The red foxes around these parts had mated long ago with the peak time in early january.We have had a very mild winter overall here in England too...