Friday, 22 June 2018

My garden

I get lots of surprises in my garden. Foxes, hedgehogs and the occasional evidence of a badger visit but this is one that I never expected. This albino hog is the sixth individual to visit this year and it is a lifetime first for me.

It looked very comfortable with me so close and carried on eating so I think it will be a regular visitor. With the quality of the food that I put out it will be back.


  1. Lovely, we feed Hedgehogs and sometimes over winter them.

  2. Hi Sam and Lisa, At my age it is difficult for me to walk far so I welcome creatures into my garden. We have a polution problem which is destroyjng the birdlife but fortuneatly not the animals. My hogs are with us all year even drop in for Christmas dinner.


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.