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  • Red-capped Plover (Image ID 19751)

    Red-capped Plover.   Photographer: Georgina Steytler

  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 32671)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Jane Putland

  • Golden-headed Cisticola (Image ID 25116)

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Hooded Plover (Image ID 19272)

    Hooded Plover.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

  • Black Swan (Image ID 20321)

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Con Boekel

I currently work as the Projects Manager for the Lake Cowal Foundation (LCF), a not-for-profit environmental trust whose primary goal is to protect and enhance Lake Cowal, a nationally significant wetland located 45 km north of West Wyalong, NSW.  The LCF and its project partners implement and manage a range of natural resource management initiatives within the Lake Cowal catchment, also delivering environmental education through the Lake Cowal Conservation Centre (LCCC).

My wife Michele, 3 children and I have a farm in the Lake Cowal/Clear Ridge area of West Wyalong, the main enterprise being winter cereal and canola cropping.  In addition, our family has operated a native tree and shrub nursery since 1995, working with farmers and various organisations on local revegetation and conservation projects.

My interest in photography goes back to my teenage years, but this dropped away up until about 2009 when reinstated by the rapid development of digital photography.  I am mostly involved in general nature photography and through my work inevitably end up taking a lot of bird images.  This is also augmented by the fact that the Lake Cowal region has 277 recorded bird species, most of which are wetland birds.  I am also interested in videography and drone imagery.  I am very supportive of Birdlife Photography, particularly because it is a participatory educational resource for all levels of bird enthusiast and photographer.

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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