I have been bird-watching in the UK since a small boy (keen parents!); twitching started in the mid 90's although my life list is a mere c460 species (depending on who's list you use!).

Moths, Butterflies and Dragonflies are of interest to me these days, my old Bedfordshire garden moth list is c.500 species; however, the trap has not been out in the new garden yet.

Married to Jayne for 23 years and now based on the Wirral in Cheshire. My favorate birding location is without doubt Scilly where i have been present each autumn since 1995.

Foreign trips include Ecuador, Brazil, Costa Rica, Texas, Florida, Canada, India, South Africa and a number of European destinations.

I am a Canon user with lenses ranging from the stunning new mk2 500mm f4 to a 100m f2.8 macro lens, bodies include the superb 1dmk4 and a 7d as a backup.

If i see you in the field please say hello.

Regards, Simon