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This Common Guillemot was photographed on the Pembrokeshire coast. With a flight speed of 80kmph they're pretty fast, but not especially agile. The Guillemot has perhaps the smallest nesting territory of any British bird, extending a beak length round its nest (about 5cm) and its egg is so ...
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With the end of the Nightjar season fast approaching, this was probably my favourite shot of the year, though I still have a number of images and hours of footage to work through. They're fascinating birds, each an individual in their own way, and constantly raise questions the more they're ...
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Ptarmigan photographed in the Northern Corries on Cairngorm mountain, beginning to lose the ermine phase plumage of winter. The Scottish race of the Ptarmigan is found only in Scotland, and is the only bird in Britain to turn white during winter. This gamebird has a rounded body, ...
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The Duke of Burgundy is the sole representative of a subfamily known as the "metalmarks", since some of its cousins, particularly those found in south America, have a metallic appearance. A curious characteristic of this subfamily is that the female has 6 fully-functional legs, whereas the male ...
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Delicate creatures...
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The European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus can be a tricky species to study. Often, the male Nightjar's unique churring call is the only sign that these migrants have arrived in the UK for the summer, unless you are lucky enough to see one silhouetted against the moonlight.
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The Hawfinch is a shy species, and therefore difficult to observe and study. It spends most of the day on top of high branches, above all during breeding season. During the course of the hawfinch's life it can only be seen on the ground while looking for seeds or drinking water, ...
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This Chalkhill Blue was photographed last weekend at Compton Abbas. The visit was primarily aimed at finding Silver-spotted Skippers, which was partially successful, in that a reasonable number were found, but the photos left a lot to be desired. At some sites many hundreds may be seen in August ...
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Fallow Deer in the Forest of Dean. Like many species of deer, the Fallow Deer is active throughout the 24-hour period, but in areas where human disturbance is high, they tend to be more active at night. They typically graze on grasses and rushes, but may also browse on young leaves, ...
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Pine marten, photographed in western Scotland. Until the 19th Century, pine martens were found throughout much of mainland Britain, the Isle of Wight and some of the Scottish islands. Habitat fragmentation, persecution by gamekeepers and martens being killed for their fur, drastically reduced ...
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Many evenings this summer have been dedicated to studying the Nightjar here in the Forest of Dean. As the sun goes down and the light fades, the Nightjar activity begins. We managed to find a nest this year, and took the opportunity to install a motion sensitive trail camera on it.
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Red Fox in the Forest of Dean setting out on its nightly hunting. The Red Fox mates from January through March. The female will make one or more dens right after mating. The extra dens are used if the original den is disturbed. A little less than two months after mating, the female gives birth ...
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The Large Blue is widely distributed throughout Europe except for the extreme north and southern parts of Spain. The Large Blue became extinct in the UK in 1979, but has since been re-introduced, though it still remains a rarity. The best local site to me to see them is Daneway Banks managed by ...
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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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