I was born in Norfolk and have been birding all my life and combine this with my passion for photography.
My father Peter Clarke founded the Norfolk Ornithologists' Association in 1962 and was Warden at Holme Bird Observatory for over 33 years. My father wrote 'Nature Notes' for the Lynn News from 1979-2012 and has written several natural history publications including (along with my mother Margaret) "Where to Watch Birds in East Anglia". I have two sisters, Lucy and Vivien.
I have seen several MEGAS in Norfolk inc: Ivory Gull, Fan-tailed Warbler, Thrush Nightingale, Pine Bunting, Stilt Sandpiper, White Crowned Sparrow, Dark Eyed Junco, Penduline Tit, Trumpeter Finch, Bee-eater, Radde's Warbler, Little Bittern, Pacific & American Golden Plovers, Collard & Black-winged Pratincole, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Black-headed Bunting, Alder Flycatcher, Collared Flycatcher, Great Snipe to name but a few!
I work as a Senior Therapy Assistant, helping to rehabilitate stroke patients. Previously I was a Typesetter/Artworker for over 20 years.
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EQUIPMENT USED: Canon 7D, Swarovski ATS 65mm HD Telescope with 25-50x w eye-piece and Apple iphone 6 with Kowa TSN-IP6 Photo Adapter for phone-scoping. Also Swarovski 20 x wide eyepiece. Nikon ED50 Telescope with 13-40x Zoom eyepiece. Nikon Coolpix P7000. Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM. Canon EF Extender 1.4 III and 2x II. Kenko Extension Tubes.
I have had images published in Birdwatch, Birding World, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mirror, Eastern Daily Press, The Lynn News, NOA Report, NWT 'Tern', FIBO and the Norfolk Bird & Mammal Report 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Front and Back Cover of the NOA Annual Report 2011.