Thursday, 1 March 2018

Small fry

 Another glorious evening I just had to go out in the cold and see what I could find. On the way to see the peregrines I spotted this little shape in the long grass some 40m off the side of the road. I stopped the car and took this shot through the window at which the bird took off it was then I recognised it as a kestrel.
I sat in the car and waited for a few minutes and luckily for me it returned and sat on a branch in the open.
 The light was fading fast and I was able to get a few shots off before it went altogether.
This made a nice change from peregrines, buzzards and kites.


  1. Hello Mike!:) Thank you for your visit and get well wishes. Feeling better now, but what a drag it's been. Hope you and Jacque are keeping well.

    Lovely shots of the Kestrel, so pleased he came back. I think the light is beautiful, really shows off the intricate feather detail.:) I'm surprised there is no snow in your shots, as I have been following BBC news with interest.
    Enjoy your weekend, and Take care.

  2. Hi Sonjia, Glad you are feeling better it effects us to a greater degree the older we get. We have been very lucky with the snow. 10 miles away from us people have been snowed in for days. I would have enjoyed a bit of snow it would have improved my next set of Xmas cards. Take care. Mike.

  3. And encounter with a Kestrel can turn a mediocre day into a fine affair!


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.