Saturday, 30 August 2014

Hedgehog in the garden

I have been a little concerned over the past few days on the whereabouts of 'Harry'. The animals that frequent our gardens seem to have gone, this includes the bats, wood mice and even a neighbouring cat. I need not of worried though as last night it returned to normal and my fears of 'wrong doing' were unfounded.
Harry turned up early and devoured his tit-bits before the slugs had a chance.
The day before several of us sat in tern hide and were treated to some close-ups of a common sandpiper and a kingfisher that spent most of the time hiding in the undergrowth.
This was the only opportunity I got of a decent shot before it dissappeared again.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad Harry turned up. It can be a bit worrying when are usual visiters stay away for whatever reason. Lovely close-ups of the birds Mike!:)


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.