Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Watchful robin

 Do you ever get the feeling that you are being watched. Every time I go for a walk and sit on my favourite seat this little fellow appears and just stares at me.
 If I move a bit further away he follows and finds another perch and sits and watches.
I think my camera lens must have some sort of  hypnotic attraction because when I point the camera in his direction he seems to lock on to it.
This has been happening every day for the past week.


  1. Very fine shots, in the last one he looks comical.

    1. Thanks Nelson, He has become a bit of a friend. I feed him a biscuit and he follows me for some more.


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.