Thursday, 11 April 2019

Should have known better

Decided to pay a visit to the wetlands and have a spot of lunch and take my camera with me of course. It turned out to be a silly move because I forgot the kids were on Easter Hols from school  With all the noise and running around in their games the wild life was almost non-exsistant. I did find this smew that couldn't care less and was trying to sleep..
So it was back home to the hedgehogs which I am pleased to say seem to have recovered from last years incident. This one is called Spike and as yet I don't know whether it is male or female.

As you can see this is a much younger one and is easily recognised by the spines are all over the place and pointing in all directions. I am yet to give it a name.


  1. Always plenty of children in the holiday to put a stop to the enjoyment. What about 'prick' for a Hedgehog name. Sounds perfect!!

    1. Jacque wanted to call it Les so I will compromise and call it Prickles.

  2. Nice shots of your friends.. ;-)
    Happy week

    1. Thankyou Ana, They have been coming for so long I really treat them as my friends. Take care Mike.


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.