Friday, 1 July 2016

2nd Nest now fledged.

 Checked on peregrine nest No2 this evening to find that they are now leaving the nest and are becoming more independant. To reach this point they have flown about 50ft up the side of the cliff.
When I arrived they had just finished their evening meal, the remains of which can be seen on the left. 25 years ago when I first moved to Sussex I would have to travel to Wales to see peregrines on a daily basis and now I get them flying over my house and I know of several nest sites close to my home.

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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.