Keith Blomerley | the Internet Bird Collection
I was born in Manchester and have been interested in birds since carrying out a primary school project at age 7. This interest was continued and nurtured by joining the Young Ornithologists Club. When aged 18, and in possession of a driving licence and proper field guide, the world of birding really opened up. The passion for birds and habitats led me to a career as a warden with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which ran from 1988 to 1997. I then moved up to the RSPB headquarters in Bedfordshire and joined the Information Systems department, where I am currently a project manager.
It was the move to RSPB HQ that opened up the opportunity for joining trips abroad, and after being invited to Borneo I decided to purchase a camcorder (Panasonic DS150B) to capture some of the once-in-a-lifetime images. This then led to a desire to obtain footage of as many species as possible. I use a shoulder-pod rather than tripod, which means an element of shake on the footage, but this allows the filming to fit in with a normal birding trip, and for rapid deployment when something mega pops up. In 2012 I have finally retired my trusty DS150B and gone HD with a Panasonic HC-X900, with Colombia being the first trip using the new camcorder.
- Materials from 31 countries
- Top localities
- Latest localities
- Localities map
- Countries map
Peru, Colombia, Ethiopia, Brazil, China (Global), Costa Rica, South Africa, Ecuador, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Great Britain, Philippines, Namibia, Venezuela, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Uganda, Taiwan, Botswana, Nepal, Morocco, Greece, Spain, Iceland, Finland, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Zambia, Romania.
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Videos, photographs and sound recordings by Keith Blomerley