Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Kingfisher again

With the sun emerging this afternoon I went to the reserve earlier than usual to see if I could
catch a kingfisher on the post before the shadow from the hide covered it. I was rewarded 
almost immediately when junior arrived. I had the hide to myself for twenty minutes or so as 
she had her tea. 
     Didn't have too much trouble finding herself a snack.
She looks quite smug with herself after her tea. She left soon after and didn't return in the
next hour when I left after spending that time in the company of a couple of friends which I
hadn't seen for some time. So, Sue and Bill, this is what you missed.


  1. Lovely shots again Mike! On alert in the first, rewarded in the second, and smug in the third! Well done!

    1. Thankyou Breathtaking, I couldn't have named them any better.

  2. Thanks Alan, It wasn't that long ago that I was saying what a lousy year I was having.

  3. Stunning images of the Kingfisher Mike, you obviously remembered to take your camera.

    1. Thanks Sam, At my age I tend to be a bit forgetful but never when it comes to my camera.

  4. Superb pictures. Good colors and Quality.. Congrats Mike..


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.