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  • Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo

    Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo.   Photographer: Keith Lightbody

  • Singing Honeyeater

    Singing Honeyeater.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Australian King-Parrot

    Australian King-Parrot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • New Holland Honeyeater

    New Holland Honeyeater.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Brown Quail

    Brown Quail.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

Mark 300wideI’m a retired engineer, keen bush walker and bird photographer.  Growing up in New Zealand and spending my youth in the bush and mountains I came to appreciate the few birds of that country.  On arriving in Western Australia in the 1970s, I found myself on Barrow Island amongst small wrens, ospreys and white-bellied sea eagles. My education in Australian birds had just begun.

Living in Perth my interest in backyard birds grew and when the Carnaby’s and Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos began to appear in the metropolitan area around ten years ago I soon found it was due to the destruction of their natural habitat by land clearing and other development activities under the approval of successive governments.

I have always enjoyed photography and bought a better camera and zoom lens four years ago, which soon showed me how much there is to learn and that a single lifetime may not be long enough.  I recently upgraded to the next model, with a vastly improved body and a fast prime telephoto, so with many good locations so close to home, including the backyard and local parks, there is never any doubt about how to spend spare time.  I’ve found that getting up early is now even more rewarding.

Membership of the BLP has given, and continues to give me great support in my photography through its regular competitions and membership network contacts.  I want to actively support the organisation and firmly believe that committee work is one way to do that.  The skills I bring are reliability, attention to detail, years of past industry committee membership and some photography proficiency as evidenced by my competition entries nationally, and in WA.

Recent Picks

Southern Scrub-robin (Image ID 32644)
Southern Scrub-robin
William Betts
Viewed: 5
Pectoral Sandpiper (Image ID 32643)
Pectoral Sandpiper
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 10
Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 32627)
Bar-tailed Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 26
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 32604)
Tawny Frogmouth
Keith Fisher
Viewed: 25
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 32603)
Mangrove Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 26
Glossy Ibis (Image ID 32519)
Glossy Ibis
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 32
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 32507)
Australasian Gannet
David Newell
Viewed: 23
Swamp Harrier (Image ID 32481)
Swamp Harrier
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 74
Bush Stone-curlew (Image ID 32474)
Bush Stone-curlew
Bill Harding
Viewed: 39
Yellow-throated Miner (Image ID 32478)
Yellow-throated Miner
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 45

CONTACT US

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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.