I have loved birds as long as I can remember, although I have never been a serious ornithologist. In recent years, bird song has become for me a token of nature's valiant resistance to the encroachment of the built human environment.
As a photography enthusiast, I enjoy the technical challenges involved in capturing images of these beautiful creatures, with varying levels of success! They aren't always the most coöperative subjects. In some cases, I have one lone image of a species; for others I have far too many, and they need a serious cull. So this is definitely a 'work in progress'.
If nothing else, preparing this Bird section reminds me how much travelling I have been lucky enough to do over the past decade, since coming to Australia. I have tried to include the location in the caption for each shot.