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WILDLIFE OF THE WYE VALLEY AND FOREST OF DEAN
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The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is a fantastic area for those who love wildlife. Bats, kingfishers, herons and otters can be seen whilst walking the banks of the River Wye near Ross. Wild deer and even wild boar can be found in the Forest of Dean. Even in Ross Town, wildlife is not too difficult to spot - and can sometimes be quite exotic. The waxwings below flew south and stopped off in Ross town to eat the berries on the trees for well over a month.

I love to film and photograph wildlife and living in Ross-on-Wye has its advantages for this personal interest. Below are just a few of the many hundreds of wildlife photos I have taken over the past few years. Enjoy the photos and when you visit the area, try to go out walking quietly by the river, or in the forest. You may not see otters during the summer months as they tend to hide from the canoes, but you will almost certainly see some of the wildlife pictured below.

SHORT FILMS SHOWING NATURE AND WILDLIFE
IN THE WYE VALLEY AND FOREST OF DEAN

The series of short videos above show some of my nature and wildlife films shot in the the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Forest of Dean. For more films about the local area, you are welcome to visit the High Definition Video page, from which you can view the above films and more, full screen.


A Horseshoe Bat in King Arthur's Cave.

Swan on the River Wye at Ross.

Ducklings swim in the Wye......

......and on land.

A Mandarin Duck - Ross-on-Wye

Although elusive during the summer months, otters swim in the River Wye between Wilton and Backney.

An otter at Wilton.

An otter catching fish in the Wye at Ross.

Kingfishers can be seen along most of the banks of the River Wye between Ross and Foy.

These waxwings were photographed in Ross-on-Wye Town in January 2005.

One of the squirrels that frequent the Prospect in Ross.

Greater Crested Newts live in ponds locally.

A Damsel Fly in the corn - Brampton Abbots.

Wild Deer in the Forest of Dean by Speech House.

MORE NATURE PHOTOS

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