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  • Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

    Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Black-browed Albatross

    Black-browed Albatross.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Great Egret

    Great Egret.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Eastern Rosella

    Eastern Rosella.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Spotted Harrier

    Spotted Harrier.   Photographer: Georgina Steytler

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

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Image ID 29982)
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
David Newell
Viewed: 33
Fork-tailed Swift (Image ID 29981)
Fork-tailed Swift
Andrew Crouch
Viewed: 24
Antarctic Petrel (Image ID 29963)
Antarctic Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 33
Great-billed Heron (Image ID 29951)
Great-billed Heron
Murray Chambers
Viewed: 57
Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 29943)
Grey-tailed Tattler
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 36
Campbell Albatross (Image ID 29932)
Campbell Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 35
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 29931)
Buller's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 53
White-bellied Storm-Petrel (Image ID 29910)
White-bellied Storm-Petrel
Doug Castle
Viewed: 39
White Tern (Image ID 29920)
White Tern
Annette Sibson
Viewed: 80
Whistling Kite (Image ID 29904)
Whistling Kite
Bill Harding
Viewed: 48


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