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  • Little Black Cormorant (Image ID 27740)

    Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Regent Honeyeater (Image ID 25598)

    Regent Honeyeater.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Australian Hobby (Image ID 29866)

    Australian Hobby.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Jacky Winter (Image ID 22522)

    Jacky Winter.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Spotted Harrier (Image ID 19749)

    Spotted Harrier.   Photographer: Georgina Steytler

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

Welcome Swallow (Image ID 34167)
Welcome Swallow
Shane Walker
Viewed: 29
Scrubtit (Image ID 34158)
Scrubtit
Warren Bennett
Viewed: 34
Northern Fantail (Image ID 34132)
Northern Fantail
Gary King
Viewed: 18
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 34063)
Speckled Warbler
Patrick Kavanagh
Viewed: 54
Star Finch (Image ID 34059)
Star Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 40
Chiming Wedgebill (Image ID 34009)
Chiming Wedgebill
Gary King
Viewed: 48
Channel-billed Cuckoo, Pied Currawong (Image ID 33993)
Channel-billed Cuckoo, Pied Currawong
Paul Thorogood
Viewed: 51
Long-toed Stint (Image ID 33989)
Long-toed Stint
William Betts
Viewed: 36
Glossy Ibis (Image ID 33873)
Glossy Ibis
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 43
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 33869)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 42

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