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About me

I am an amateur nature photographer from the beautiful county of Somerset in England.
   My particular passion is birds, and the advent of digital photography has given me the opportunity to capture the birds I see and share them with the world!
   I have a lovely partner and 3 beautiful daughters, they all enjoy the natural world but aren't quite as obsessed as I am!
  I was brought up on my Grandads fruit farm in Kent, and I have him to thank for my love of all things feathered. As a boy of about 5, he gave me his binoculars and lifted me onto his shoulders and pointed out a Goldfinch nest at the top of a tree in one of his apple orchards. I was amazed, seeing how beautiful these birds looked close up!! From that moment on, I was hooked!
    I think over the following few years I had bought or been given every British bird book in publication! I also had my own beloved pair of binoculars that went with me everywhere!
   Nowadays, my camera has replaced my binoculars, I feel naked if I don't have it with me whilst out and about..... and I always worry that the day I don't have it with me will be the day a Barn Owl, flies out and lands on a post right in front of me!!