A wildlife enthusiast for over 50 years, enjoying all aspects of wildlife leaning mainly towards the birds but also taking in Butterflies and Dragonflies. I  get my pleasure from just being out and about and being grateful for those days I do get in such a busy life. I have travelled to a few places in England and abroad in pursuit of birds with The Gambia being the place I love to bird watch the most.

I have tried all kinds of photography equipment Digi-scoping, Video-scoping  Compact Cameras, Bridge Cameras, DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras within my birding life.

What I am using at this moment in time is the Panasonic G9 with the Panasonic – Leica 100-400mm Lens , a great combination on the G9, giving me a 2x equivalent due to the micro 4/3 sensor, so a 200 – 800mm reach.

As well as this blogsite you can see some of the results at My Flickr and my You Tube Channel. Thanks for visiting


I started writing my wildlife sightings on a Blog site from 2005 and the first site can be seen at surfbirds on Brookies Diary where you can find my wildlife travels from 2005 to 2009 with of course my early efforts at digi-scoping etc etc.


Kotu_Creek the Gambia


3 responses to “About

  1. Hi there
    Just wanted to thank you for your comment on the dragonfly on the Old Moor community. I have only joined recently, but I’m finding it a struggle to use! I’m going to add you to my contexts on Flickr – I think we have common interests, although I am a newbie to birds and dragonflies – more of a fungus person historically. I’ve just retired so I’m finding a lot more time for wildlife, which is great. Noticed your black darter. I think I might have seen one of those recently near Wharnecliffe Heath, but it was too quick for me. All the best Chris / Penny

  2. hares on the hill

    Great site. Thank’s for sharing.

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