Thursday, 1 May 2014

Tern update

It was wet this afternoon but I thought I would take a chance on it clearing up. The terns arrived shortly after me and just sat on the raft obviously having had a good days fishing elsewhere and had run out of energy.

It still continued to rain when one decided to sort out the nest site while a grey wagtail looks on.

Meanwhile, one of the rafts that was swept away in the floods earlier this year had been recovered and was undergoing repairs in the hands of Jake and Stu. It will be refloated in time to attract something else to nest on.

 Stu did a little dancing act while trying to make landfall handicapped no doubt by the semi frogmans suit he was wearing. Or was it something other than tea they had in those mugs.


  1. Good to see the Terns settling in.

    Forecast suggests plenty of sunshine for you on Saturday, Mike.

  2. Unfortunately I've got my Saturday market to do, but Sunday is a different matter.
    Cheers Frank.


Mike Attwood - Photographer

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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.