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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Peregrine check

With the sunshine of today I took a drive round all my usual haunts but as the norm I found nothing. I ended up at the peregrine spot and there they were sitting on the cliff face and by the debris around their feet (mostly feathers) I imagined they had just had a large meal of wood pigeon. My access to the site is limited at this time of the year so this was the best shot that I could get. Still, it is nice to know that they are together and soon I shall see a bit more activity.

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  1. Hi Mike,:) Glad to know they are still around, and together. Good shot!:)

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    1. Hi Sonjia,
      The male was born locally in 2002 but the female is a young bird of a very young age. Mike.

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  2. Hi Mike.. Fantastic shot.. Congrats..

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    1. Thank you Ana. Roll on Spring then I will really get to work.

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  3. They don't make it easy to get a closeup

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    1. Hi, Unfortunately my access at this time of the year is very limited and I am shooting at something over 200m.

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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.