Monday, 23 January 2017

Peregrine catch-up

 On the way home the other evening I spotted this peregrine sitting in a tree quite close to where I live. I then thought I would pay them a visit to see if they were OK.
 This evening as the sun was shining I paid them a call and sure enough there they were enjoying the evening sun.
The male seemed to be looking straight at me but as I was shooting from inside the car at a range of over 200m he probably had his eye on something else.
The female was occupied on doing a bit of manicuring as females do.
I just wish it were possible to get closer.


  1. Hi Ana, Thank you and I wish you well.

  2. Fantastic! No known sites near me unfortunately, the only site I know of is no longer used. Love Peregrines!

    1. Hi, I note you are in mid-Wales. I have spent much time in mid-Wales and know of a few nest sites. Elan valley above the visitor centre, Claerwyn Dam and above Cwmystwyth on the road to Rhayader. Hope these will help. Good luck. Mike.

    2. Fantastic news for you Mike, we happened to be walking passed the old peregrine nest site yesterday and saw a peregrine fly away. Fingers crossed they will re-establish the nest again this spring. So excited!

    3. I wonder if it is one that I know.

    4. It's near Dylife Mike, do you know it?

  3. I know Dylife but I didn't know of a peregrine there. It is an ideal spot for them.


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.