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  • Australasian Gannet

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Red-kneed Dotterel

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Australian Pelican, Little Black Cormorant

    Australian Pelican, Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

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

Salvin's Albatross (Image ID 30296)
Salvin's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 13
Snares Penguin (Image ID 30292)
Snares Penguin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 17
White-faced Heron (Image ID 30217)
White-faced Heron
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 30
Great Knot (Image ID 30216)
Great Knot
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 21
Golden Whistler (Image ID 30215)
Golden Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 41
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 30202)
Buller's Albatross
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 49
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 30196)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 40
Black Kite (Image ID 30183)
Black Kite
Joan Mitchell
Viewed: 65
White-chinned Petrel (Image ID 30184)
White-chinned Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 38
South Polar Skua (Image ID 30178)
South Polar Skua
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 55

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