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  • Straw-necked Ibis

    Straw-necked Ibis.   Photographer: Anna Browne

  • Eastern Yellow Robin

    Eastern Yellow Robin.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover

    Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover.   Photographer: David Newell

  • Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner

    Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

  • Pied Stilt

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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

Banded Lapwing (Image ID 33129)
Banded Lapwing
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 2
Brown Booby (Image ID 33127)
Brown Booby
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 16
Australian Pelican (Image ID 33103)
Australian Pelican
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 29
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 33090)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 13
Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 33016)
Dusky Honeyeater
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 33
Brown Booby (Image ID 33000)
Brown Booby
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 35
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher (Image ID 32996)
Buff-breasted Paradise-Kingfisher
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 44
Common Noddy, Silver Gull (Image ID 32967)
Common Noddy, Silver Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 38
Broad-billed Flycatcher (Image ID 32961)
Broad-billed Flycatcher
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 31
Great Bowerbird (Image ID 32934)
Great Bowerbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 36

CONTACT US

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