I try and get up to the Forest of Dean a few times in the spring as it seems like the best time to spot some wild boar families. There are signs of them all over the forest, but they are actually pretty hard to track down because they like to roam around. They are also quite timid and will usually run off if they see people. On this occasion I was lucky enough to find a big family of Boar digging for breakfast.
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Some more critter-cam footage. I pointed it near a hole in the ground to see if it was a Badger set and managed to get quite a lot of footage. Deer, Fox, Badger and Mouse in the same area within a few days. It's a shame only my 8gb card works in the camera or I would have probably got a lot more. #deer #fallowdeer #fox #redfox #vulpesvulpes #mouse #badger #woodland #woods #forest #forestcreatures #rspb_love_nature #springwatch #ukwildlife #nature #naturephotography #lovenature #wildlife #wildlifephotography #lovewildlife #wildlifephoto #naturegram #animalgram #thebritishwildlife #uk_wildlife_images #ukwildlifeimages #wildlife_in_britain #welshwildlife
It looks like a house mouse (Mus musculus for all you latin nerds). It’s really skittish and only quickly pops out, then runs straight back under the shed.
I haven’t updated the blog in a while so here are a few photos I took in the garden.
More photos can be found on my flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/welshside
I found this Tortoiseshell Butterfly struggling in a puddle so I helped it out, then it let me take some photos before flying off.
I did a bit of exploring with my camera along the Caerleon cycle path and found a few interesting things to take photos of. There are better quality versions plus more on my flickr acount flickr.com/photos/welshside/