Monday, 11 May 2015


Being temporally limited in my movements I am spending more time elsewhere so visiting a good haunt of mine in the hope of seeing some owls when I spotted this pair of red fox. Obviously more than just good friends I watched them for a while.

She left and on leaving she smacked him on the head with her tail, which by the stupid look on his face he thoroughly enjoyed.

He seemed to get fed-up very quickly on his own and yawned frequently.

I think he knew I was watching but couldn't spot me in the undergrowth.

I moved slowly away and tried to get round behind him but his eyes followed me. So having got plenty of pictures I left him to enjoy the evening.


  1. Hi Phil, I've just got in from another jaunt over the farm and guess what? I've got some pics of foxy.


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.