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  • Australasian Grebe

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Red-necked Stint

    Red-necked Stint.   Photographer: Michael Schmid

  • Pied Cormorant

    Pied Cormorant.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

    Yellow-tufted Honeyeater.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Crimson Rosella

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Doug Castle

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

White-fronted Honeyeater (Image ID 30942)
White-fronted Honeyeater
Sandy Castle
Viewed: 31
Red-browed Treecreeper (Image ID 30931)
Red-browed Treecreeper
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 53
Hardhead (Image ID 30909)
Hardhead
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 52
Black Swan (Image ID 30901)
Black Swan
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 75
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 30892)
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 72
Gouldian Finch (Image ID 30881)
Gouldian Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 52
Scarlet Robin (Image ID 30879)
Scarlet Robin
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 62
Australasian Darter (Image ID 30862)
Australasian Darter
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 63
Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 30844)
Pink-eared Duck
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 109
Buff-banded Rail (Image ID 30837)
Buff-banded Rail
William Betts
Viewed: 85

CONTACT US

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