I am an enthusiastic bird photographer spending my retirement on the Surf Coast in Aireys Inlet, Victoria, after a career in education. I have been a hobby photographer since childhood but my interest in bird photography really began when I spent weekends in Aireys Inlet taking quick snaps of birds to use later as an aid to identification. I soon applied an artistic eye to the photographs and as my skills and equipment improved I sought to document the local species for publication. My aim is to increase awareness of birds and the need for habitat preservation.
In 2010 I self-published a limited edition book of photographs; Birds of Aireys Inlet on the Great Ocean Road. It was very popular and sold out in two years. There are no copies available anywhere and at this stage I have no plans for a reprint.
Since 2010 I have taken hundreds of new photographs, which include more species. This has enabled me to produce a completely new and larger book. I extended the area to include Anglesea as the species are the same, and along with Aireys Inlet, it is a rewarding and beautiful birding location.