Monday, 9 February 2015

Barn owl returns?

I have been walking around an old haunt of mine when I spotted this barn owl which after a couple
of visits appears to have taken up residence. Its a couple of years since this box was occupied and
I don't think it is the return of the original bird but I am keeping my eye on it to see the outcome. It
could mean I shall be flooding my blog with barn owl pictures over the coming months.
Whilst trying to keep a low profile as I watched the barn owl I spotted this fox doing the same to me.


  1. Hi Mike!:) We are observed more closely than we think. I love owls, and hope you manage to get more shots of them very soon. The fox staring at you is funny.:)

    1. Hi Breathtaking, the strange thing is that the fox seemed interested in what I was doing. It was there for about 10 minutes before it got bored and wandered off.


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.