Post by merlinator on May 23, 2011 20:12:17 GMT -8
Hello, I'm new here, my name is Roy Priest and I live in Cloverdale. For the past 3 years I have been into Nature photography, mainly birds. My equipment is Nikon. I have a D300s, D700 and my main lens is a 500 F4 lens with 1.4 and 1.7 converters. Anyway I am looking for info on any fox or coyote dens that would be suitable for photography.
Merlinator, far as things go here, everyone is given the benefit of the doubt. Im glad you didnt take it personally as it certainly is not that. The issue as a whole seems to have complicated things a little bit when it comes to photography and subjects in more sensitive situations. Somehow, the poor actions of a very few really has snowballed into a somewhat awkward situation at least when it comes to discussing photography of creatures at their nests, dens or roost sites. It's not personal by any means; it just seems to be the current way things are (be it right or wrong)
On the topic of dens for those creatures, Ive never found a coyote den in the open such as might be expected maybe in the prairies where the landscape might allow for it better. As for foxes, the last one I saw was when I was very young. I believe they are pretty much extirpated from the lower mainland.
Welcome to the site, and I look forward to seeing what you capture with your excellent camera gear.
Gord Fraser Valley Birding Administrator eBird Regional Editor (Fraser Valley)
Post by murraybrown on May 25, 2011 14:59:17 GMT -8
Hi Merlinator; I know I'm dating myself here, but back in the 60's the Red Fox was a pretty common animal in the Fort Langley area. It was fairly easy to find their dens, and if you were quiet you could watch their pups playing. However, as Gord has stated they have since been extirpated by the Coyotes which kill and eat them. the last Red Fox I have seen was in the Cariboo near Sheridan Lake.
Even though the Coyote is a common animal, their dens are much more difficult to find. The couple I have located were under the roots of a large, living tree usually with lots of brush around the entrance. They are much more secretive and extremely difficult to fool.
Look forward to seeing your images taken by that incredible equipment!
Post by merlinator on May 26, 2011 16:50:22 GMT -8
Thanks for the warm welcome guys. I'll keep on with my search for foxes especially. Thanks for the tip re: San Juan Islands. I used to spend a lot of time there in the late 60's but I bet it's really changed. Were the foxed near American Point?