My interest in wildlife, especially ornithology, started in my early teens when I lived near some scrubland in west London and mapped out its nesting birds. Around the same time I became interested in photography and used the family bathroom as a darkroom but my equipment was just not up to bird photography which then took a back seat when I went to university, although my interest in ornithology continued. I have always been especially interested in raptors and for a little over twenty years I have been “following” a peregrine dynasty in the Pembrokeshire coastal region. I also visit reserves near home in Gloucestershire, and in Pembrokeshire, and less frequently elsewhere in the UK. We have a small wildlife corner in our garden where I have established a hide from the remains of an old shed. I use this for testing out new equipment and strategies, and for photographing small birds in flight, and the small mammals that use it. I have also created some photography settings in a local wood and am presently concentrating on tawny owls and buzzards.