Sunday, November 30, 2014

Little Owl

A Little Owl perches on electricity pylons on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean. It is one of our non-native species of owl, introduced to Britain in the 19th century.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wild Boar

A Wild Boar browsing the forest floor in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Short-eared Owl

A Short-eared Owl in Gloucestershire, one of five seen hunting that afternoon, along with at least two Barn Owls and a Merlin.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

European Otter

An Otter on the River Stour at a time when the river was at one of its lowest points.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Northern Wheatear

The Northern Wheatear was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher. This one was photographed among the breakwater at Poole Harbour, Dorset.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Red Squirrel

Great Grey Shrike

I took this photo last winter. Since then the bird has flown off to Scandinavia, hopefully bred, and returned to over-winter in the same place as last year. I found it on its return, which reminded me I really ought to post this photo!