the good morning fox

The backyard has been really quiet the past couple of weeks, as colder weather sets in and the daylight hours get shorter and shorter. Some days the birds don’t start visiting the feeders until after 9 a.m. Even the squirrels are quiescent, having long ago dug holes all over the backyard to store their walnuts.

But the red foxes make regular treks through the backyard early in the morning, looking for whatever they can find — which apparently isn’t much because they don’t stay more than a minute and then move on to the wetland area in back of the backyard.

There is rarely a pause in the action, unless they need a good scratching.
Nose to the ground, hoping to catch the scent of an unlucky squirrel, trotting through my backyard on their way to someone else’s. It’s just barely daylight, so the photos through the porch windows are not the greatest.
Success in the hunt! A few years ago, this was the scene that greeted me at breakfast early one morning.

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