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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Things looking up

 After having a dismal few months struggling to find some wildlife to photograph I decided that over the Christmas period I would visit Pulborough Brooks. Unfortunately so did half of Sussex had the same idea so it was postponed until today. I wasn't disappointed, it was quiet but what I did see I was able to get some good shots without to much hassle.
 There were several lapwings around and being so quiet they were coming quite close to the hide.
A small flock of long tailed tits entertained me as I sat in the comfort of the hide. These were a  first for me his year, I know that is hard to believe.
This was my best shot of the day, I am not sure but I think it is a stonechat. If you know better please correct me if I am wrong.

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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.