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  • Eastern Curlew

    Eastern Curlew.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • Azure Kingfisher

    Azure Kingfisher.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Australasian Grebe

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Sanderling

    Sanderling.   Photographer: Jane Putland

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

Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove (Image ID 32704)
Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove
Deanne Gaskill
Viewed: 33
Australian Spotted Crake (Image ID 32691)
Australian Spotted Crake
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 35
Yellow Thornbill (Image ID 32666)
Yellow Thornbill
Bill Harding
Viewed: 41
Southern Scrub-robin (Image ID 32644)
Southern Scrub-robin
William Betts
Viewed: 33
Pectoral Sandpiper (Image ID 32643)
Pectoral Sandpiper
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 39
Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 32627)
Bar-tailed Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 47
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 32604)
Tawny Frogmouth
Keith Fisher
Viewed: 31
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 32603)
Mangrove Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 32
Glossy Ibis (Image ID 32519)
Glossy Ibis
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 43
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 32507)
Australasian Gannet
David Newell
Viewed: 32

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