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  • Spotted Whistling-Duck

    Spotted Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Michael Schmid

  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Anna Browne

  • White-winged Fairy-wren

    White-winged Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Singing Honeyeater

    Singing Honeyeater.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Glossy Ibis

    Glossy Ibis.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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

Dusky Gerygone (Image ID 31866)
Dusky Gerygone
William Betts
Viewed: 22
Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 31864)
Spotted Pardalote
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 31
Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 31833)
Variegated Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 38
Silver Gull (Image ID 31811)
Silver Gull
Anna Browne
Viewed: 43
Pacific Gull (Image ID 31810)
Pacific Gull
David Seymour
Viewed: 37
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 31806)
Mangrove Robin
William Betts
Viewed: 39
Black-tailed Treecreeper (Image ID 31765)
Black-tailed Treecreeper
William Betts
Viewed: 42
Grey Teal (Image ID 31752)
Grey Teal
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 52
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 31721)
Rainbow Bee-eater
David Newell
Viewed: 57
Brown Falcon (Image ID 31718)
Brown Falcon
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 63

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