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Friday, 14 April 2017

Peregrines at dinner

 This is the male bringing home a wood pigeon for dinner. The male has more darker tips to its feathers in the upper chest region than the female.
 I had decided to leave them alone for a while but I could not resist the opportunity today to get in close. It certainly paid off. Lots of activity but I still don't know if they are going to produce this year or not.
 Wood pigeon was on the menu today. This is the female.
 The male took a piece and sat some distance away to enjoy it by himself.
 The female had the lions share and was closer to me often looking at me but taking no notice.
This all happened in about ten minutes after which I had got all the photo's I needed so I left them to enjoy their meal.

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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.