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  • Australian Wood Duck

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Common Bronzewing

    Common Bronzewing.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Red-capped Robin

    Red-capped Robin.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Pink-eared Duck

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Doug Castle

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

Eungella Honeyeater (Image ID 33143)
Eungella Honeyeater
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 6
Banded Lapwing (Image ID 33129)
Banded Lapwing
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 26
Brown Booby (Image ID 33127)
Brown Booby
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 30
Australian Pelican (Image ID 33103)
Australian Pelican
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 34
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 33090)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 19
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33016)
Dusky Honeyeater
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 38
Brown Booby (Image ID 33000)
Brown Booby
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 37
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (Image ID 32996)
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 53
Common Noddy, Silver Gull (Image ID 32967)
Common Noddy, Silver Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 42
Broad-billed Flycatcher (Image ID 32961)
Broad-billed Flycatcher
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 35

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