Thursday, 26 July 2018


 When we moved into our bungalow in the village almost 3 years ago it took a lot of hard work and several months making the garden into something respectable. During this time I set out my infra-red cameras to see if there was anything interesting going on after dark. Beside the foxes there were as many as 5 hedgehogs which I beleive was a Mum and her family so a little food was put out each night. Hogs visited every night right through the winter months even popped in for Christmas dinner.
A week ago our neighbours garden which was in a bit of a sorry state was attacked by a man with a strimmer with devastating results. The hogs have now stopped coming, I thought they must have been frightened off until yesterday when I found the remains of Mum with terrible wounds across her back. I now have just one hog which sneaks in after midnight. As you can see its a junior and as far as I can make out its the only one left out of the family.


  1. Terrible news Mike. Hope this one survives and maybe the others are out there somewhere.

    1. Thanks Marc,
      It shook me when I saw the harm the strimmer had done, I am amazed that it had lived so long. I now have cameras all over the place to make sure there are no more injuries.


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.