Saturday, 16 August 2014

Busy kingfisher

 This sequence of pictures were taken in less than a minute as a kingfisher arrived on his post for duty. The light was again poor so a lot of the pictures were deleted..
 Spied a fish and took off to make the catch.
 Successfully caught its prey and returned to his post to enjoy the meal.
Sits smuggly on his post waiting for for his dessert to come along.


  1. Hi Mike!:) Another good series of shots. I like the one over the water, and although I didn't mention it before in some of your earlier captures, I love to see them putting their breaks on, so to speak, just before landing.
    Have a good week Mike.:)

  2. Hello Breathtaking, I'll see what I can do for you.


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.