Thursday, 17 January 2013

Red Kites

Red kites are very photogenic no matter what they are doing.

Red kite feeding on the wing. This habit has developed over the years of living close to man. I am posting these couple of pictures while I wait patiently for my trail cameras to arrive. I have putting small piles of seed around the site and in the morning there is not a trace to be seen. Because there is a known presence of both tawny and barn owls with buzzards and kites often seen in the area leads me believe that the site is heavily populated with small rodents such as voles and field mice. I shall soon know when the cameras arrive.


  1. They certainly are photogenic and you captured them beautifully.

    I think you are getting quite excited about your new project Mike and I'm sure you will have some great adventures there!

  2. Looking forward to seeing the results Mike.

  3. Kite feeding on the wing - good capture.


Mike Attwood - Photographer

About Me

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Evacuated during the second world war to a village in Yorkshire where I lived in the home of a good photographer for more than five years who taught me the basics and a great deal about nature. Well past retirement age I have been a wildlife photographer for more than 30 years. Red Kites have been my speciality for much of this period. I did spend several years snapping wheelchair athletes and organizing the British Road Race Championship. In the year 2000 I was awarded a distinction by the Royal Photographic Society for my portfolio on wheelchair athletes. Most of my pics are digital, using Sony cameras and Sigma lenses. I used to spend many weeks each year with friends in Wales which is close to the Elan Valleys where I got many of my raptor pics. I now get these pictures more closely to home, specially red kites and peregrines. I support my pension by selling my pics, cards, coasters, fridge magnets and key rings etc. at craft fairs, something I wish I had done much earlier in life. I give illustrated talks to clubs and societies on wildlife and other branches of photography that I have been involved in.