After a pretty good day on Sunday, I thought that we would go to Formby Point this evening to see if I could photograph some Red Squirrels, sadly I didn't see a single one. After reading a notice that was up it appears since Nov 07 the Squirrels have been catching a form of Squirrel Pox, which so far has wiped out around 28no.
Below is a shot of the path which runs through the woods and takes you right down to the beach.
Not all was lost, as we got out of the car the fox was right there in front of us, looking rather thin and his right eye wasn't looking too clever either.
He must be so used to human traffic as he just walked by, I'm unsure if this is the same fox as on BBC's Autumn Watch, you can see my original shots HERE from last year, but it does have some similar characteristics - slight limp, sticky eye and thin, I can't imagine it's catching much food, seems a little too slow.
Here are the shots from tonight.
All photos taken 15/07/2008.