I last visited here on October 24th when a very confiding and tame Fox came up to me, on arrival on site I parked up in exactly the same place and whistled, as you would for a dog.
|Foxy emerging from cover|
Blow me down, didn’t the Fox come running out of the undergrowth and walked straight up to me, he then stood about 5 foot from me and was sniffing. Obviously checking me out to see if I had any grub on me, I didn’t, but did have some in the car, chuckling to myself I walked back to the car, the Fox following like a sheepdog. Gave him some grub which he wolfed down, except for some ham, I saw him walk into the undergrowth and bury it.
The odds on him being in the same place 3 weeks later are rather slim, so I expect he has an earth in the undergrowth, if the same thing happens on my next visit, I would not be surprised if he barks and wags his tail.
Left him to it and headed for the foreshore to look for waders, on the way I found 3 Lesser Redpolls and 2 Siskins feeding in an Alder tree, a good start.
|Black Tailed Godwits|
|Black Tailed Godwit showing the tail|
Redshank – 48 on the mud
Black Tailed Godwit – 17 also on the mud feeding
Rock Pipit – 2 foreshore rocks
Curlew – 1 in with the Blackwits
Common Snipe – 1 foreshore
Sparrowhawk – female trying to take a Blackbird
Yellow Legged Gull - 2 adults on the mud
Goldcrest – 1 in the foreshore treeline
Rather poor photo’s I’m afraid, typical English day, overcast and grey with little light for photography.
|Female Peregrine with feral pigeon prey taken early morning in Central London|