Welcome to Gareth Jones's birding page


Bird photography

This page developed because I wanted to learn a little about web design. I've therefore included a birding diary that incorporates some digital photos. These were usually taken with Nikon D2X and D100 digital SLRs, a Nikkor 300 mm f2.8 AFS lens and a TC-20E II converter.

About me

I work at the University of Bristol as a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences. I teach course material about mammal diversity, evolution, bat biology and bioacoustics. My research is on the ecology of flight and echolocation in bats. I am married to Anna. We have two daughters, Kiara aged ten and Ramona (twelve), and a Bichon Frise dog called Max. I am interested in a wide range of natural history subjects, and my interest in birdwatching was re ignited by the recent advances in digital photography. My favourite local birding spots are Chew Valley Lake and the Somerset Levels.

About this page

The links on the left will take you to a month-by-month diary of my birding trips, illustrated with digital photographs. I've also included some links about my research.

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