Sunday, September 15, 2013

Red Squirrel & Red Foxes

It's been a crazy summer, and the lack of posts on the blog reflects something of that. A week in the Lake District has been a great tonic and I'm feeling refreshed and determined to post a bit more regularly.

My biggest wildlife interest is mammals, so I was really pleased to capture this Red Squirrel on the Trailcam in the grounds of the house where we were staying in Braithwaite:

I love the way it bounds over to a spot just in front of the camera to bury a peanut, and the way in which it pats the earth back down with its front paws.

Another special encounter took place a few weeks ago when I came across these two Red Foxes sunbathing in the sunshine down the road at Colwell Bay:


  1. Nice captures. We stayed in Soctland in May and watched a whole family of Red Squirrels in te garden of the house we stayed at, it was magical.

  2. They're wonderful creatures to watch. I confess that I felt a bit guilty for disturbing these two, but it was wonderful to be able to get so close!