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  • Golden-headed Cisticola (Image ID 35319)

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Brown Thornbill (Image ID 28509)

    Brown Thornbill.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Image ID 20197)

    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 29076)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Crimson Rosella (Image ID 34728)

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

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

Red-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 36090)
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 22
Cockatiel (Image ID 36045)
Cockatiel
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 50
Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 36042)
Red-necked Avocet
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 49
White Tern (Image ID 36013)
White Tern
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 38
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 35977)
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 38
White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 35938)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 42
Providence Petrel (Image ID 35922)
Providence Petrel
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 35
Pacific Golden Plover (Image ID 35900)
Pacific Golden Plover
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 69
Singing Honeyeater (Image ID 35898)
Singing Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 70
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 35856)
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 85

CONTACT US

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