Welcome to Gareth Jones' birding site

squacco heron

Bird photography

This site 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 300mm f2.8 AFS lens and a TC-20E II converter, or a Nikkor 80-400mm VR lens.

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 eleven and Ramona (thirteen), 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.

great northern diver

About this site

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. My favourite images from 2004 can be accessed at the 'Best of 2004' link opposite, and the 2005 pages can also be accessed by following the link opposite.

great white heron

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| ©2005 Gareth Jones