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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

PERIGRINE FALCONS

 Feeling a little more agile after some medication for my failing knees I took a little trip out to do some exploring of my new territory. One the way back home I spotted a perigrine fly into some trees.
Stopping the car I decided to investigate and found it sitting in a tree about 200m away up the side of a steep hill. Not possible for me to get any closer I managed a couple of shots.
Scanning the hill I found its mate even further away and from its position I would imagine it was covering a nest. The light was fading so further searching became impossible. Being only a couple of miles from home it looks as though I will be making further visits.

4 comments:

  1. Another very nice local find Mike.

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    1. Thanks Frank, Only problem is you need a long lens and a steady arm to get any shots worth keeping, and I'm beginning to wobble a bit.

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  2. Good morning Mike!:) Wow! What an unexspected sighting, Well worth stopping the car, to get these great images. Good luck with more future sightings of the Perigrine Falcon, and family perhaps.:)

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    1. Thanks Sonjia, It is something special to me and a barn owl is often seen but as yet not good enough shots to publish.

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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.