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#1 – Why did the fox cross the road?
#2 – to say ‘Hello, I’m here.’ ‘Will you feed me?’ ‘No?… Fine.’ and… ‘Letting you know who’s boss here.’
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Down memory lane… Back to the day I first encountered a North American red fox whom I nicknamed ‘Salty’ back in 2016, and would come to observe him and his mates for the years that followed. It’s been a wonderful love affair to have the privilege to observe and understand their behaviours, habitat, struggles, and each to their characters.

He zeroed in on us and came right to us when we had not expected it as it was out first time observing foxes in the wild. Patience paid off. HE saw us. By the time we spotted his movement he was less than 30-40ft away. We stood very still, whispering our amazement that he seemed to be headed right towards us and waited. He checked us out from across the road, then hopped over the shirt fence and walked right in front of our parked car, where I was standing with the camera. He watched me while he crossed, then decided to show me whose territory it was, then hopped over the fence and proceeded towards folks further down who were barbecuing. We could only hope they didn’t feed or bait him.
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North American Red Fox – Red morph
Sex: Male/Dog
Nickname: Salty
Age: approx 1-2 years of age, young adult
Character: chill, curious, & cheeky
Date: Sept 2016

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I had the privilege of helping out one of our resident male Anna’s hummingbird, PeeWee, the other day. It had been a cool rainy day and I saw him sitting at the feeder looking unwell, and he sat for what seemed a long time, and disheveled looking. He didn’t even chirp at me when I got up closer to the opened door as he usually does. I saw him feed slowly but then squirt (diarrhea like) then he’d try to take off but dropped down and hit the patio glass railing and fell into my potted hydrangea pot was fluttering. I made the decision to go check up on him, he was fluttering frantically and then stopped, all splayed out in the pot, unable to get out and seemed stunned. Being that they can walk, there was no where to perch and not enough wide area to take off in his condition. I was worried, so made the call to picked him up gently and protect him from getting hurt, or hurt further. He was damp, and I could feel him seeming a bit limp. I went and got the tea towel to lightly shelter my hand and him to keep him warm. I think maybe he somehow ran out of steam and was cold from being a bit unwell. For a few minutes he sat in my loosely cupped hand with his translucent tongue pertruding out. After those minutes I started to feel warmth coming from him and more vibrations and his tongue moved a bit, so I let go of my hand and put my hand held nectar feeder to his beak. He seemed to have taken a sip. In another minute when I opened the tea towel up, he took flight up, hovered to the side of me, then took off out the patio door, maneuvered over the railing without issue, though still a little sluggish in speed. Hopefully he had recovered fully. I saw him later on at the feeder, phew! All is well again.

I checked the towel I had him in, he def had as bout of the squirts, maybe having eaten some spoiled nectar elsewhere or the store bought. Then I went back to check the planter and found this one tail feather of his. A lovely memorabilia of this encounter. He was so petite and stunning. When he was splayed out his feathers all were shimming the electric green and magenta, breathtakingly beautiful. I still can’t believe I had him in my hand, trusting me to care for him. ❤️

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from when I lived in Zhuhai, China for just under a year, and this was one of the condominium common area pool. I had lived sitting at this bench to just absorb the view, despite there being a street just in behind it. So lush, my favorite colours

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A bonny morning it was today; happy that I was able to get out for a pre-work walk to enjoy some vitamin D, light ocean breeze, bird song and the serene water view

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