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  • Golden Whistler (Image ID 31796)

    Golden Whistler.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 29867)

    Australian Reed-Warbler.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Caspian Tern (Image ID 20318)

    Caspian Tern.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Pied Stilt (Image ID 23084)

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Red-capped Plover (Image ID 19448)

    Red-capped Plover.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

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

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: 52
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

CONTACT US

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