Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Bewicks bath time

 I have said before that my advancing years became a huge handicap for my photography. Most of my photographs are taken from or very near to my car. I now visit the WWT Arundel where I can enjoy a coffee with my camera in the warmth of  the centre. Some of the birds have their wing clipped but many are visiters and are free to come and go as they wish. I am looking forward to the winter migrants to visit.
 In the meantime I content myself with photographing the Bewicks. I have done this before with wild ones many years ago but never got pictures like these.
Bath time over, now it can  show just what a beautiful bird this is. I was a huge fan of Sir Peter Scott many years ago and Iam a great admirer of his work. He offered me a job over 60 years ago but declined as it was too far for me travel. Looking back I wish I had accepted it.


  1. That sounds good. A cup of tea whilst sitting down watching the birds. Nice shots Mike. Like the water droplets in the shots getting thrown around.

  2. Its even better than it sounds Marc, the food is great too. I am now looking forward to the arrival of the winter migrants.

  3. Glad you had a great time. I haven't been there for years, about time I did. Nice pics Mike.

    1. Hi Ken, Its well worth the trip, its warm and comfortable, the foods good and the staff are friendly. The hides are excellent and there's plenty to see. Nice to hear from you Ken.

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    1. Thankyou Ana, I think its going to be a wet one.


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.