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At the age of nine I was taken on school outing to a RSPB reserve.  Noisily waiting in a hide a Kingfisher dashed past and started my passion for birds.  Since then I have travelled all over Britain looking at birds and I have also visited Israel, Canada, Tunisia, St. Lucia, Egypt and Italy to name a few.

Since 1988 I have undertaken a variety of  bird surveys in urban parks, coastal sites and health lands, covering nocturnal species, winter wildfowl counts, high tide roosts and breeding populations. 

In 1991, I began illustrating the London Bird Report and then became a local bird recorder for six years. Since the mid 1990s I have led groups of birdwatchers around various parts of United Kingdom with groups ranging from four to eighty people.

I have expanded my identification skills to include butterflies and dragonflies, which adds to my strong knowledge of British wildlife.  I was the chair of the Ornithological Section of the London Natural History Society for ten years plus a trustee.  Photography plays a large part of my interest and my photographs have been published in a number of specialist journals.

Now sound recordings have become fascinating area and can be listened to from Xeno Canto or Soundcloud.

As for my media work I have appeared on Sky News, BBC radio London, BBC London News, ITV's Carlton Country, Radio 4's Questions Questions, Thames News and made appearances in Lost In London, The Telegraph and a documentary The Queen's Garden


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