Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Hectic 3 weeks

 I am nicely settled in my new home and after much hassle I finally got back on line and made
my first venture out into my new patch, and what a welcome. I had visits to my garden of a fox
and hedgehog in the first couple of nights and a badger visited next door. I've had a tawny owl
calling close by but this short-eared owl takes the biscuit.
I see it most evenings and is is getting quite used to my presence. I've still got a lot to do to
encourage a bit more wildlife into the garden in the meantime I will have to be content with a
short walk down the road.


  1. Delighted to hear you are now settled in AND with such a charismatic species on the doorstep.

  2. Hi Frank,
    The place has taken a couple of weeks to get it nice and cosy so I am begining to see the outside world a bit more now. So the short eared owl is a wonderful start.


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.