Readers’ wildlife photographs

September 16, 2015 • 8:00 am

Today we’re featuring some Honorary Cats™ sent by reader Jay Haas along with some notes:

Since you say you’re looking for more, here are some gray foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus). In May 2012, a vixen and her five kits moved in under our deck and stayed about two weeks. They left the night I had a small gathering out there; a true case of “there goes the neighborhood.” The kits would get fairly close to me on the small deck, but mom was wary and would glare at me from a distance. When she brought prey home for the kits, they did not share; rather, one kit would drag it away and eat and defend it. Sorry to say I have no photos of that.

Five fox kits in a row:

Five fox kits in a row

Fox in tomato bed:

Fox in tomato bed

Fox mom and kit:

Fox mom and kit

Fox kit drinking from birdbath:

kit on birdbath

Mom and kit:

mom w 1 kit

And I haven’t forgotten the birders. Here are several avian portraits by reader Colin Franks (photography website here and Facebook page here). I don’t have the identifications, but I’m sure many readers can provide the species (please add these in the comments). I do recognize the cedar waxwing in the third photo (Bombycilla cedrorum), and I’m pretty sure the fourth is a house finch (Haemorhous mexicanus).

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10 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photographs

  1. OMG baby foxes!!!!

    Love those bird pictures – the hummy is gorgeous & the kind of shot I want to be able to get one day.

    I saw 3 cedar wax wings in my yard this week – an adult with a couple juveniles…this after I had just said a day or so before, “I never see cedar wax wings.” Must’ve been Jesus.

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