Tuesday, 2 June 2015


 With all the hype on the media lately about the demise of the hedgehog I decided to do my little bit for them. This is Harry who has now become a frequent visitor to my garden. I leave a few titbits for him every evening and he rarely misses his evening patrol of the premises.

He thoroughly enjoys rock climbing on the rockery surrounding the pond.

He has to earn his keep, here he is moving the brick nearer to the pond for me.

After all that work he deserves a drink.

Rain or shine he never fails to turn up for work


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    1. Thank you Gunilla, I'm on my own at the moment as my partner is in hospital ( she has had an operation) so he has been great company during the evenings,

  2. The Hedgehog has to be very happy in your garden .. Nice photos, Regards..

    1. Thank you Ana, He has a little trouble with a bullying female sometimes, but he is very good company for me at the moment.


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.