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  • Galah

    Galah.   Photographer: Pennie Marks

  • Great Egret

    Great Egret.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Canada Goose

    Canada Goose.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • White-faced Heron, White-necked Heron

    White-faced Heron, White-necked Heron.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Nankeen Kestrel

    Nankeen Kestrel.   Photographer: Barbara Oehring

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

Red-lored Whistler (Image ID 32351)
Red-lored Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 5
Intermediate Egret (Image ID 32345)
Intermediate Egret
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 14
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 32333)
New Holland Honeyeater
Philip Karstadt
Viewed: 22
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Image ID 32310)
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 21
Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 32304)
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 23
Ostrich (Image ID 32303)
Ostrich
Con Boekel
Viewed: 20
Little Lorikeet (Image ID 32294)
Little Lorikeet
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 35
Northern Giant-Petrel (Image ID 32276)
Northern Giant-Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 27
Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 32272)
Australian Pied Oystercatcher
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 21
Black Swan (Image ID 32252)
Black Swan
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 45

CONTACT US

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