My interest in birds started as a child when my dad built an aviary in the garden and Budgerigar's was the first of many species that i kept .. This lead to a general interest in garden birds and spiralled to a passion in all birds ...... so it began, Birdwatching !!
I was hooked ... content to just watch and observe, until i purchased my first digital camera back in 2003 .. From bridge camera's to Digiscoping to DSLR's ... im still happy to watch and observe, and add it to the list but a photograph has become a visual record and its image quality that i strive for beyond just seeing the bird !!!
So i would say that photography is a major part of my birding im still a birder ... but now a serious amateur ... Bird Photographer.
© Gulls by Michael Southcott