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Welcome to Wild In Britain, an occasional and irregular photo journal of my encounters with all types of wildlife in the British Isles. All species featured on the site are wild, and all photographs are the copyright of Ben Locke. For prints and licensing click here. Please also take a look at ...
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I can't imagine how many time I've inadvertently flushed a Woodcock whilst walking the Forest. It's one of those species that's very easy to get close to accidentally, but you tend not to realise until it's too late and the bird flies. This one happened to fly in to the Nightjar nets this week, ...
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We're fortunate that the Forest of Dean is still home to this species, which is in long term decline. For some reason the local population seems to have emerged rather later this year than other populations in the country, unless I've simply been unlucky until now. This one was photographed on ...
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Wood Warbler photographed last week locally in the Forest of Dean. Wood warblers are long-distance migrants, breeding across Europe and wintering in sub-Saharan Africa. The species is declining in many countries across its breeding range. The UK wood warbler population has declined by 69% since ...
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A Red Fox, photographed in the Forest of Dean, my local area. Spring is finally here, despite the snow, hail and rain that's falled today. Migrants are returning, butterflies emerging. I'm looking forward to catching up with a couple of butterfly species this year that have so far eluded me, ...
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A pair of mating Common Toads in the Forest of Dean at the beginning of April. Males clasp the females in a special hold known as "Amplexus" during mating. They remain like this for a few days as the female lays her spawn. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook ...
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Welcome to Wild In Britain, an occasional and irregular photo journal of my encounters with all types of wildlife in the British Isles. All species featured on the site are wild, and all photographs are the copyright of Ben Locke. For prints and licensing click here. Please also take a look at ...
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The return of the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary is something I look forward to every year. It's our least common butterfly in the Forest of Dean, and isn't widespread in the region, but conservation efforts designed to increase the amount of suitable habitat might one day help to change that.
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Nice to see the return of what is probably my favourite bird. So far this year I've only seen a few, but will be spending a lot more time with them over the coming weeks, as per every year. This photo was taken last year in the Forest of Dean. The crop was unintentional as it was pitch black and ...
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A male Pied Flycatcher in the Forest of Dean, photographed while prospecting for a nest site with female. Numerous visits in to a small hollow in a tree trunk seemed to seal the deal, but I haven't returned to see if they decided to use it or not. Pied Flycatchers practice polygyny, ...
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The Grass Snake is an active predator of frogs, toads and newts, although fish, small mammals and young birds may also be taken. Prey is grabbed, then swallowed alive. This species is a good swimmer, and is able to stay submerged for over half an hour. The Grass Snake is predated upon by badgers ...
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Crab spiders are able to change their body colour to match their background. It can take a few days, but they can appear white, yellow or green. This one was found on a Common Spotted Orchid in Gloucestershire, whilst visiting a site for a record emergence of Marsh Fritillary.
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Living in the Forest of Dean, England. I mainly shoot landscapes and wildlife, but most kinds of photography interest me in one way or another. I hope you like my work and enjoy looking through my pictures. My 'proper' web site is at www.benlockephotography.co.​​uk, but there's various other bits and pieces at www.benlocke.co.uk.

In addition to photography I enjoy playing the guitar, albeit not very well, and love music in general. Much of my time is spent walking in the Forest of Dean where I live, although I try to see as much of the country as I can with my wife and dog.
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