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  • Budgerigar (Image ID 29548)

    Budgerigar.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Black-chinned Honeyeater (Image ID 36075)

    Black-chinned Honeyeater.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 33938)

    Australian Reed-Warbler.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Australasian Grebe (Image ID 19377)

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Australasian Gannet (Image ID 20331)

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Rob Parker

Gary KingMy wife Kerry (a great bird spotter) and I are originally from NSW but have resided in Hobart since 2001, where we are now retired.  My first degree is in Forest Science (ANU) and I also have a Master’s degree (by research) in Natural Resources (UNE).  The post-graduate degree had a wildlife management focus.  I have worked in forest management and forest research in NSW, Tasmania, New Zealand, Nepal (twice), Bhutan and Vietnam, and have published research in both national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings.  Up until a few ago I was chairman of the Forest Practices Advisory Council in Tasmania.  I was formerly a member of the Regent Honeyeater Recovery Team and the Wedge-tailed Eagle Recovery Team (Tas).  For the last ten years I have been involved in environmental audits of forest practices in Victoria.

My interest in birds has been lifelong, starting with keeping and breeding Australian finches as a boy through to assisting with bird surveys for environmental assessments and now that we have more time we are trying to see and photograph as many of Australia’s beautiful birds as possible.  Photography has been a growing passion, particularly over the last 5 years.  I do a lot of landscape photography on my travels chasing but not harassing birds.  In the last 12 month I have learnt the value of shooting in raw and I’m still working on mastering the post-processing software.

 

Recent Picks

Golden-headed Cisticola (Image ID 36324)
Golden-headed Cisticola
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 16
Rufous Bristlebird (Image ID 36319)
Rufous Bristlebird
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 33
Australasian Darter (Image ID 36315)
Australasian Darter
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 23
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 36314)
Rainbow Bee-eater
Graham Cam
Viewed: 41
Eastern Whipbird (Image ID 36310)
Eastern Whipbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 44
Albert's Lyrebird (Image ID 36305)
Albert's Lyrebird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 40
Diamond Dove (Image ID 36303)
Diamond Dove
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 30
Indian Peafowl (Image ID 36297)
Indian Peafowl
Gary King
Viewed: 27
Swift Parrot (Image ID 36293)
Swift Parrot
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 53
Banded Honeyeater (Image ID 36244)
Banded Honeyeater
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 39

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