Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gregg's early morning visitor....

Gregg spent the first part of the morning working at home.  He was in the kitchen when he looked out on the deck and thought what he saw was a dog's tail out of the corner of his eye.   


That was the first thought and then he wondered and yes, he had spotted a fox on our deck. 


Over the last 20 years we have only had two other sightings in our garden, all of which have been during or after a heavy rain.  It had rained last night.


And this is why it's a good idea to have the camera right by the back door.


Well done   Gregg and a big thank you from me for taking these lovely photos, as I didn't get to see our early morning visitor.....


and wouldn't have if it were not for these.


It looks like he still has some of his winter coat but the red was growing in.


What a lovely sight to start the day off with.


"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
~Aristotle~

42 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

He was shooting fast to get those. Love those repetitive shots to tell the story. :)

Valerie said...

Great pictures. I like to see the foxes. We had one right up by our patio the other day but it didn't look very healthy. Sad.

Jane and Chris said...

Our hubbys need a pat on the back for quick camera work! Beautiful fox.
Jane x
PS Note to self....keep camera handy!

RoeH said...

So CUTE!

Mamabug said...

Well done Greg! That's a gorgeous fox.

gigihawaii said...

Cuuuute! very cute!

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos . We dont see to many fox here , we have them they just dont come out during the day they are night creatures ! Have a good day !

TexWisGirl said...

so great!!! thanks, denise's hubby! :)

Antonette said...

Great sequence of shots! Thanks Greg!

Jenny Woolf said...

Excellent series of pictures, almost as good as a little movie! We have a fox who lives in the square - there are a lot of town foxes now in London. He's got really bold and he will even go and hang around people who are having picnics! They're quite savage to wildlife, but seem to be learning to like humans.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What fabulous shots, you had to be quick with the camera to catch the fox in action !
Such beautiful creatures.
How special !
~Jo

Don't unplug your hub. said...

I'm sure that is the same fox who visits here! He gets around. I'm in England!
I know they eat worms, so maybe the rain brings the worms out of the ground for him or her.

Janie said...

Wow, very exciting to see a fox in your back yard! Greg did a great job in getting photos.

Linda said...

So sweet...I love visits like this.
Thanks for sharing, Denise...I love your photos.

i beati said...

must be extremely hungry to come that close great photos

imac said...

Magic - DH did well with the repeat shots too.

The Elephant's Child said...

How amazing. Thank you to Greg and to you. I have a soft spot for foxes and had no idea that they could climb as well as that.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Great photos...quick thinking...and shooting! When opportunity knocks, have the camera ready!

Carver said...

What a fantastic sequence of shots. I am so glad the camera was handy and that Greg captured this fun sequence.

Sue said...

Great shots. We have so many dead on the roads out here. They're pests here and kill the chickens. It must be a good season for them at the moment. Sue

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

He looks fairly young --cute.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes, Denise it is always good to have a camera nearby for these unexpected moments. We are closeby to a wooded area, but have never seen foxes around our area.

Gail said...

Fantastic shots of a shy creature.

Glenda said...

Beautiful!

Linda Reeder said...

What a great sighting! I hope you don't have a hen house.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great captures Greg! He is a cute little fellow. We have foxes in the area but a sighting is very rare.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

My Goodness, Denise... We've had skunks, possums and raccoons on our deck---but never a fox.... Greg got some great pictures of your visitor.
Hugs,
Betsy

Out on the prairie said...

One day I shot pelicans all day and found a fox watching me for hours when I looked at what I brought home.It was across the lake.

matron said...

What is it about the rain that brings a fox into the garden.I also get a fox after the rain and he/she always digs in the compost heap.
Love the action shot photos of your fox.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow incredible, a fox!!! Wonderful pictures dear Denise, I'm here so envious, I would like to see this fox in person!
Léia

Roy said...

A nice capture Denise.

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photographs. I am greeting

lina@women said...

Awesome shots of a fox.
A cute visitor :)

ashok said...

wow! Greg was fast with his camera

grammie g said...

Hi Denise...Yes I do see we both have had a visit from ... the Fox!!
Love the series of shots ..mine has a much easier get away!! ; }}}
Grace

Marie said...

Oh wow! Talk about wildlife! This was a wonderful chance capture of the fox visitor! Tell Gregg he "done good!"

SandyCarlson said...

That is a great sequence! Nature's version of the diaper commercial with the babies climbing onto chairs!

jabblog said...

Wonderful sequence - well done, Gregg:-)

Denise said...

Your husband got some great photos!We have a good number of foxes around here. My friend, a few streets away, has one living in her backyard. I love seeing them! I hope there will be a den soon with kits in it nearby that I can go see! Of course, foxes in town can be dangerous for small pets and chickens but it is just so great to see their red coats and long bushy tails lope along.

Denise said...

Thank you all for the really nice comments. I am thrilled that Gregg got such super photographs.

Misty Dawn said...

Oh WOW! Good job Greg!!! What outstanding photos!

Susan said...

These are really beaut on-the-spot photos! How exciting for you to see what you would otherwise have missed too :D)