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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.

4 comments:

  1. Always nice to see a Barn Owl Mike. And a Fox come to that!

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    1. Hi Phil, The field is good for voles so they are often seen at the same time.

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  2. Hi Mike. I´m sure spring in your country will be so nice. Very good captures.. Cheers!!!. ;-)))

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    1. Thank you Ana, its getting better by the day.

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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.