Tuesday, 9 May 2017

My evening walk.

I went for my usual evening walk. The pain killers that I have to take for my gout were working well today. On the way I found this bullfinch having a good time in a crab apple tree. There was a female with him but she was shy and kept herself hidden.
Egyptian goose was a bird that I hadn't seen for a long time when I came across this pair. After a lot of noise and wing flapping the male failed to interest the female and so they went their different ways.
It was a different matter with this pair of black backed gulls. After chasing her around for half an hour he finally got his way. When he had finished he just flew off into the sunset and left her sitting all alone.


  1. Very pretty picture of the Bullfinch Mike, and I enjoyed your narrative concerning the Egyptian Geese and Black backed gulls, in amorous pursuit of a mate.


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.