Category: 2021 Fox Tales

Dust Up

Some weeks ago at one of our all-too-infrequent [once a month] farmers market days, I bought a venison haunch from our favourite game butcher. I left it wrapped and put in the freezer until the time felt right. On Friday

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Skywatcher

I resorted to scattered peanuts again hoping that a badger might be tempted into our garden again. No such luck. We did, however, attract a very attractive fox; it looks sleek and pristine and maybe a bit small so is

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New Guard?

Foxcam has been having a rest recently. Clearly we’ve been eating the wrong stuff and our wildlife has consequently suffered some neglect. Back to the chickens and foxes. Foxcam has been out covering a couple of chicken carcasses for two

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Flopsy has a Feast

It looks as though we have another new fox around. Either that or it’s one of our older friends with something irritating its left ear. I was being lazy and put out an entire chicken carcass. This may be good

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Peanut Party

I did try putting out some peanuts, quite a while ago now, in the hope that I might interest one of our local badgers. Unfortunately, I found out that foxes, who tend to pitch up earlier, also like peanuts. Since

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Foxcam Repurposed

YUK! Maybe I could refer to myself as Foxcam Repurposing Solutions. Anyway, I forgot to write this one … On one of our Foxcam nights, we’d noticed a small furry critter scurry across our central flower bed. So, much as

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Party Animals

Some decent weekend weather presented us with our first attempt at entertaining, in the garden of course, since lockdown was eased. Four of us gathered to share a barbecued shoulder of lamb. On most occasions when I used to travel

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Great Tit Progress

Our pair of Great Tits appear to have finished nest building. Now, something different and, perhaps, more entertaining is going on. We have patio furniture beneath the nest box – away from the house wall but basically beneath the box.

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Greedy Guts

I’ve been foxed by British-bloody-Summer-Time. There’s often some timepiece that one forgets to adjust. Why must we change the clocks? Midday, 12:00, is when the sun is at its height, for Darwin’s sake. Making midday an hour past the zenith

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Titcam

[Insert your very own schoolboy comment here – you know you’re thinking it.] Last year our trusty old wooden nest box was used, as usual, by a pair of Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). We could hear the chicks chattering away

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