I can't tell the difference either. I have never been able to tell if mom or dad is with the kids with all kids of birds! Great shots! #2 is just WOW!! I bet they look even prettier now that the winter coat is off! Lucky you to see this!! SUPER shots!
Fabulous. I really don't think they'd miss just one.
Okay seriously, think of all the puppies taken away from their mamas every year. They all get separated up and go to different homes and families. So what would be so different about a fox? Nah. You're right. I'm rationalizing.