Tuesday, 20 March 2012
An Early Morning Visitor
Rub eyes. Yawn. Check clock: 5.30am. Get out of bed. Draw back curtains and see two magpies. Rub eyes again. Pick up specs. And a fox.
Foxes often visit the area outside my front door, attracted by the food that my next-door-neighbour puts out for birds, squirrels, hedgehogs and, yes, foxes. But they usually come during the night. I went downstairs and grabbed the camera, more in hope than expectation of success. I went to the window. The magpies saw me and flew off but Mr Fox was too intent on finding food to notice me.