Red Fox at Sunset – Day 68

I love our Red Foxes, especially at the sunset hour when their fur GLOWS.


The other evening I was busy photographing Black Ducks at Wychmere harbor, and this Beauty showed up on a nearby dock!


He seemed to notice my presence.

But more than anything, he was annoyed at all the crows screaming at him overhead.


He tried to focus, sniffing for tracks.


And then gave up…

And trotted away.


I was so glad to see how healthy he looked.

We need our healthy predators to keep the balance.

I hate to tell you this, but the following night…

I spotted him with a duck he’d just snatched along the shore.

Foxes, will be foxes. And tho’ it’s hard to think of the poor duck or goose or rabbit, I wouldn’t have it any other way…  😉

Summer’s Best

Our “Sunday Best” posts have been a lot of fun this summer.

As a way to mark the season’s end, I’ve pulled together a very special rewind of some of our most popular contestants for one final “Best of Summer” vote!

Are you ready??

Contestant #1, Prayer Rabbit Makes Plea for Cooler Days.

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Contestant #2, Mute Swan Glides on Blue Glass.

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Contestant #3, Charming Squirrel Stuffed with Mushroom.

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Contestant #4, Tiny Goldfinch Adorns Treetop.

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Contestant #5, Great Egret in Black Silk Stockings.

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Contestant #6, Spotted Seal Mugs Camera at Fish Pier.

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Contestant #7, Foxy Red Young’un Trots up Osprey Hill.

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Contestant #8, Solitary Gull, Lonely No More.

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Contestant #9, Great Blue Heron Stands Like Statue.

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Contestant #10, Tiger Tabby Tires of Tourists.

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Contestant #11, House Sparrow Taps Dance on Blue Bug Box.

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Contestant #12, Fledgling Cardinal Fits the Bill.

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Contestant #13, Elegant Eider Paddles to Shore.

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Contestant #14, Song Sparrow Sings a la Pavarotti.

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Contestant #15, Rusty the Green Heron Fishes on Mud Bank.

 

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Contestant #16, Fledgling Osprey Tries Her Wings.

Again, and again, and again.

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And last but never least, Contestant #17, Speedy Sanderling on Sandy Shore.

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As we bid summer a fond farewell, I can’t wait to see who we meet next.

Thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

Sally