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Friday, 24 February 2017

Peregrines

 As the peregrines were so active yesterday I though another trip to see them would not go amiss. I waited for about half an hour with not seeing anything when all of a sudden all hell broke loose and the pair appeared with one with a kill in its talons.
 They dissappeared behind the trees for a few moments before reappearing much lower and well within the range of my camera. This one seemed to have part of the kill in its beak.
After darting in and out of the trees for a while they vanished to devour their supper in some quiet spot.

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    1. Thank you and there will be more to come. Take care. Mike.

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  2. High Mike.
    Great shots of the peregrine in action.

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    1. Thanks Ken, I have found a way I can get closer. It means a bit of climbing but at my age it will be tough. We shall see. Mike.

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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.