The Forest usually plays host to at least one over-wintering Great Grey Shrike. I haven’t spend any time photographing them this year so far – this shot is a couple of years old, but the same individual is most likely the same bird on that territory today.
One of a number of members of a fox family I spent some time photographing in the forest in mid-2015.
A Wood White nectaring from a Common Spotted Orchid.
This shot of a male Wild Boar in the Forest of Dean was taken back in March this year, and was my entry to the BWPA awards, for which it was shortlisted in the portraits category. I knew the kind of shot I wanted, but needed to get extremely close and wide to achieve it.
A male Wild Boar in the Forest of Dean. This was photographed a couple of years ago, and we haven’t really had a decent fall of snow since, so I’m hoping for more this winter. The snow doesn’t really hinder the Wild Boar in their search for food, and they certainly endure colder and more harsh conditions in other countries. In fact, rooting in the snow also has the added benefit of exposing food to birds that would otherwise be unable to reach it. A Robin can be seen in this photo waiting for the boar to move along, but in fact there were 5 or 6 Robins following this boar around the woods.