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  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Anna Browne

  • Dusky Moorhen

    Dusky Moorhen.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Striated Heron

    Striated Heron.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Splendid Fairy-wren

    Splendid Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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

Little Corella (Image ID 29210)
Little Corella
John Barkla
Viewed: 2
Brown Goshawk (Image ID 29184)
Brown Goshawk
Con Boekel
Viewed: 61
Long-tailed Jaeger (Image ID 29180)
Long-tailed Jaeger
John Barkla
Viewed: 33
Black-faced Monarch (Image ID 29164)
Black-faced Monarch
John Barkla
Viewed: 48
Wild Turkey (Image ID 29155)
Wild Turkey
John Barkla
Viewed: 44
Black-naped Tern (Image ID 29152)
Black-naped Tern
John Barkla
Viewed: 34
Masked Woodswallow (Image ID 29151)
Masked Woodswallow
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 54
Barn Owl (Image ID 29147)
Barn Owl
Doug Castle
Viewed: 54
Rufous Treecreeper (Image ID 29140)
Rufous Treecreeper
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 65
Aleutian Tern (Image ID 28918)
Aleutian Tern
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 37

CONTACT US

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