Friday, 31 July 2015

Red kites in Sussex

There has been a lot of publicity on the return of raptors (specially kites) to West Sussex. As various problems have curtailed my photography for some time I have not been roaming my local country-side for some time.

So to get myself back in the groove here are some of my favourite shots of true Welsh red kites

As I have not been to Wales for a couple of years some of my readers may have seen them before.

Most of these shots were taken in the Cambrian mountains around the Cymystwth valley.

I am afraid age has caught up with me and it is no longer possible for me to climb to such dizzy heights. Nevertheless I shall see what I can get closer to home.


  1. What a magnificent bird and great captures!

    1. Thank you Bettyl, It will always be my favourite bird.

  2. Hello Mike
    Thank you so much for your visits. I hope you are keeping well. My health has not been good, so I can’t see myself returning to blogging, at least not yet…perhaps next year, we’ll see! I have missed seeing your photos, and these captures are superb, what beautiful birds they are. Take care Mike.

  3. Thank you Sonjia, I shall miss your posts. I wish you well and come back soon.

  4. Hi Mike.. Great shots of this beauty.. Love red kite.. Regards..

    1. Thank you Ana, always a beautiful bird to photograph.


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.