Wednesday, 5 April 2017

First visitor

Whilst waiting for a bit of action from the peregrines I spotted in the corner of my eye, flitting about in the brambles, my first willow warbler of the year.
The peregrines are still hanging about. They have been mating on several occasions over the past few weeks and still no sign of having chosen a nest site. The female hangs about all day while the male brings her the food.
When she flies it is no longer than a few seconds in the air often coming back to the same spot. Other peregrines in the area are sitting on eggs but not this pair.

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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.