Monday, 14 March 2016

My new patch

I am beginning to enjoy my new patch.There are a couple of houses close by and the people living there are most welcoming. While waiting for the shortie to appear the other night this egret rose out of the long grass just 20 metres away so I managed to grab a couple of shots as it flew by.
The shortie appeared a little later but not where it usually hunts but the other side of the road at the back of a barn (courtesy of a local person). So I enjoyed another 10 minutes of its company with a few more good shots.


  1. Mike. Wherever you have resettled the wildlife on your doorstep is definitely a positive bonus.

  2. Thanks Frank,
    I am keeping it quiet where I am for a while so that I can enjoy it before the crowds rush in.

  3. Good morning Mike!:)Good idea! If you are on to a good thing, keep it to yourself!:) Ofcourse this doesn't always apply, but a lone photographer has a much better chance of getting great shots like these. All the best, and best regards to Jacque.:)

    1. Hi Sonjia,
      Going through a bad patch at the moment. Thankyou for your regardes to Jacque,

  4. Hi Mike, have you changed your email address ? Sent a message last weekend about a Red Kite sighting. Best wishes Jeff Paynter

    1. Sorry Jeff,
      Recently moved and e-mails up the spout. Should be OK very soon.
      Regards Mike.


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.