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  • Budgerigar

    Budgerigar.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Eastern Reef Egret

    Eastern Reef Egret.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

  • Australasian Gannet

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Pied Stilt, Pacific Black Duck

    Pied Stilt, Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Sandy 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

Collared Sparrowhawk, Galah (Image ID 33681)
Collared Sparrowhawk, Galah
Con Boekel
Viewed: 30
Western Grasswren (Image ID 33658)
Western Grasswren
John Barkla
Viewed: 14
Great Frigatebird (Image ID 33648)
Great Frigatebird
William Betts
Viewed: 13
Christmas Island White-eye (Image ID 33639)
Christmas Island White-eye
John Barkla
Viewed: 5
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33623)
Dusky Honeyeater
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 19
Brown Falcon (Image ID 33602)
Brown Falcon
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 34
Dusky Woodswallow (Image ID 33583)
Dusky Woodswallow
Shane Walker
Viewed: 30
Diamond Dove (Image ID 33565)
Diamond Dove
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 20
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird (Image ID 33523)
Fawn-breasted Bowerbird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 47
Dusky Grasswren (Image ID 33510)
Dusky Grasswren
John Barkla
Viewed: 32

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