Well, it had to happen. I've set myself a massive challenge. I have been interested in birds for some time but never taken seriously the prospect of actually attempting to photograph them.

I have been inspired by some stunning bird photography here at ipernity - the group Australian Birds being one example of outstanding contributions from members.

So, bear with me please - I may post some hits and lots of misses (that will serve as sighting records only) as I develop a technique of sorts. There will be a degree of learning, a heap of deleting and no doubt, a fair amount of swearing when a brilliant shot is missed!