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  • Black-eared Cuckoo

    Black-eared Cuckoo.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Red-capped Plover

    Red-capped Plover.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Dusky Moorhen

    Dusky Moorhen.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Grey Fantail

    Grey Fantail.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Galah

    Galah.   Photographer: Pennie Marks

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

Yellow-rumped Mannikin (Image ID 31489)
Yellow-rumped Mannikin
Gary King
Viewed: 37
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon (Image ID 31486)
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon
Gary King
Viewed: 34
Golden Whistler (Image ID 31396)
Golden Whistler
Bill Harding
Viewed: 32
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Image ID 31394)
Wedge-tailed Eagle
David Newell
Viewed: 41
Brown Skua (Image ID 31274)
Brown Skua
William Betts
Viewed: 25
Striated Pardalote (Image ID 31267)
Striated Pardalote
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 57
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 31179)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 58
Victoria's Riflebird (Image ID 31164)
Victoria's Riflebird
Bill Harding
Viewed: 76
White-browed Robin (Image ID 31161)
White-browed Robin
Bill Harding
Viewed: 67
Nankeen Kestrel (Image ID 31160)
Nankeen Kestrel
Joan Mitchell
Viewed: 70

CONTACT US

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