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  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Variegated Fairy-wren

    Variegated Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Pink-eared Duck

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Pied Stilt

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Grey Plover

    Grey Plover.   Photographer: Rob Parker

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

Blue Rock-Thrush (Image ID 31113)
Blue Rock-Thrush
William Betts
Viewed: 27
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Image ID 31109)
Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 28
Striated Fieldwren (Image ID 31106)
Striated Fieldwren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 24
Australasian Bittern (Image ID 31063)
Australasian Bittern
Graeme Lembcke
Viewed: 55
Western Wattlebird (Image ID 31035)
Western Wattlebird
William Betts
Viewed: 54
Whistling Kite (Image ID 31029)
Whistling Kite
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 81
White-browed Scrubwren (Image ID 30996)
White-browed Scrubwren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 63
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 30993)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 69
Eastern Curlew (Image ID 30990)
Eastern Curlew
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 65
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 30985)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 69

CONTACT US

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