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  • Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 20852)

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 21877)

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Black-eared Cuckoo (Image ID 28118)

    Black-eared Cuckoo.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Freckled Duck, Grey Teal (Image ID 33346)

    Freckled Duck, Grey Teal.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Australian Shelduck (Image ID 32509)

    Australian Shelduck.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

I currently work as the Projects Manager for the Lake Cowal Foundation (LCF), a not-for-profit environmental trust whose primary goal is to protect and enhance Lake Cowal, a nationally significant wetland located 45 km north of West Wyalong, NSW.  The LCF and its project partners implement and manage a range of natural resource management initiatives within the Lake Cowal catchment, also delivering environmental education through the Lake Cowal Conservation Centre (LCCC).

My wife Michele, 3 children and I have a farm in the Lake Cowal/Clear Ridge area of West Wyalong, the main enterprise being winter cereal and canola cropping.  In addition, our family has operated a native tree and shrub nursery since 1995, working with farmers and various organisations on local revegetation and conservation projects.

My interest in photography goes back to my teenage years, but this dropped away up until about 2009 when reinstated by the rapid development of digital photography.  I am mostly involved in general nature photography and through my work inevitably end up taking a lot of bird images.  This is also augmented by the fact that the Lake Cowal region has 277 recorded bird species, most of which are wetland birds.  I am also interested in videography and drone imagery.  I am very supportive of Birdlife Photography, particularly because it is a participatory educational resource for all levels of bird enthusiast and photographer.

Recent Picks

Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 34547)
Rainbow Bee-eater
Patrick Kavanagh
Viewed: 20
Chestnut Teal (Image ID 34549)
Chestnut Teal
Kathy Zonnevylle
Viewed: 307
Painted Honeyeater (Image ID 34532)
Painted Honeyeater
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 39
Dusky Moorhen (Image ID 34530)
Dusky Moorhen
Con Boekel
Viewed: 24
Baird's Sandpiper (Image ID 34519)
Baird's Sandpiper
Chris Young
Viewed: 52
Red-throated Pipit (Image ID 34501)
Red-throated Pipit
Chris Young
Viewed: 58
Grey Teal (Image ID 34494)
Grey Teal
Con Boekel
Viewed: 34
Green Catbird (Image ID 34477)
Green Catbird
Bill Harding
Viewed: 53
Red-necked Stint (Image ID 34473)
Red-necked Stint
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 57
Tasmanian Native-hen (Image ID 34469)
Tasmanian Native-hen
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 48

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