View 436: Red Fox Family

With everyone locked down this Spring, wildlife adjusted very quickly and became more visible around neighborhoods. Or….people took the time to look out their windows as they had nowhere to go. Either way, I was one who took more time to see life outside. Which made for a discovery of a Red Fox family near my home.

My wife spotted the Red Fox pups, called kits, first as they emerged from their den back in April.

Red Fox Kits

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) kits near their den in Baldwinsville, New York. Nikon D500/Sigma 120-300 Sport, 1/250s, f/4, ISO 250, EV 0.3, 300mm (450mm DX) Focal Length, Cropped.

There was always an adult nearby as the kits explored their new world near the den. This was the male who was always on the lookout for danger when the kits were out.

Male Red Fox

Male Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Baldwinsville, New York. Nikon D500/200-500VR, 1/500s, f/5.6, ISO 1400, EV +0.3, 500mm (750mm DX) Focal Length.

The Red Foxes have since left their den so I can reveal the real reason I rented the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 VR len last month.

The kits entertained us for weeks as they played in the woods together or by themselves.

Red Fox Kit

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) kit near its den in Baldwinsville, New York. Nikon D500/Sigma 120-300 Sport, 1/250s, f/4, ISO 280, EV 0.3, 300mm (450mm DX) Focal Length.

I only got one really good portrait though there was always something in between the lens and the growing kits.

Red Fox Kit

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) kit near its den in Baldwinsville, New York. Nikon D500/Sigma 120-300 Sport, 1/250s, f/4, ISO 220, EV 0.3, 300mm (450mm DX) Focal Length, Cropped.

We still see the family members around. They pop out of the woods which is now dense with trees all leafed out and berry bushes before quickly disappearing. I wish them luck as the human world continues to return back to normal which will make their life more dangerous.

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