Sunday, 5 October 2014


 With the works in full swing at the reserve and the noise from the pile driver putting in the new retaining wall for the lake one would think that the wildlife should have left weeks ago. Just the opposite, most of the creatures have moved to the other end and left the kingfishers to dominate the area around the works. Luckily for me, not being able to walk far at the moment, tern hide being my limit, I am getting plenty of action. This shot is the best from yesterdays visit when he sat in the willow just 15 metres away.

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.