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I started bird watching in the early sixties around Teesmouth in the North East of England when just a teenager. In areas such as Cowpen Marsh, Saltholme, the Long Drag as the sea wall around the Estuary was known and Hartlepool Headland, they became my regular patch. From my early twenties I became interested in trying to capture the birds that l saw on camera but birds required a long lense and the cost of a 500 telephoto was about £3,500. Now in my early twenties my first mortgage was £3.500, which I was paying for over 25 years. Therefore I had to wait to my late fifties before digital came on the scene.

Example news entry 2

I now live and work as a freelance ornithologist mainly for Environmental companies in the North of Scotland. My work takes me to remote wild places in the Highlands to farmland and the coast, So the opportunities to photograph a variety of birds and animals is now available to me. The equipment l use is canon with a range of lenses from 20mm to 500 f4 and two extenders, the current camera body is a 1d Mk 3. With over forty years experience of watching birds and now working with Birds stands me in a good position to utilise the opportunities as they present themselves to capturing birds in camera.