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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.

8 comments:

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

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

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    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.

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    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!

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

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

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

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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.