Thursday, 8 February 2018

Garden animals

I feed my garden animals on a fairly regular basis but not every night because I don't want them to depend on it. I only give them enough for a snack. Here the dog fox tucks into some dog biscuits. I call him Broken Tail, If you look carefully you can see the damage.
After his biscuits he tucked into the dish of meal worms that were meant for the hedgehog. Normally that would not happen as BT doesn't call until after midnight when the hedgehog (Harry) comes early, about an hour after dark.


  1. What a lovely guest to have. I have been putting out an egg most nights having smelt one a few weeks back near the house but no takers yet. Stunning animals.

    1. Hi Marc, He is most welcome and sometimes he brings a friend. The most I have had in the garden at any moment is 2 foxes and 3 hedgehogs.

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    1. You will see a lot more of him and his friends as the weather improves.


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.