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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A spring walk

Another nice warm spring day, not much around so I spent a bit of time playing hide and seek with a
bank vole, I'm not sure who won.
 The next act was a nuthatch who gave a demonstration of walking upside down and standing on its head.
 The heron was in a bit of a daydream and just stared into the water waiting for something to happen.
Perhaps he had seen this one and was dreaming of a fish supper.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Fox and barn owl

Until things get sorted at Warnham I decided to see how things are at a favourite haunt of mine.
Always busy with dog walkers but there is a nice atmosphere about the place and people are friendly
and most of all polite. While I was watching the box for the barn owl to emerge as usual the fox was watching me.
I hadn't seen the barn owl for more than a week so tonight I left it late to visit. The sun was just
dipping behind the hill and the light was fading. It appeared, had a look round, saw me and vanished
back into the box. Still don't know whether its male or female and if it is breeding or just roosting.

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.