My talks are digital presentations and run for approximately 90 minutes (or less if required).

Basic fee - £100.00
Mileage expenses - 30p per mile

If your group has a limited budget then please contact me to discuss, as alternative arrangements can often be made.


To book a talk please call/text or email on:

tel: +44 (0)7767 761260


Talk 1 - "Wild Shetland"

The Shetland Isles is one of my favourite places in the UK for wildlife. The rolling hills, lochs and rugged coastline offer an incredible list of species. This talk highlights some of the key species of birds and mammals that breed on and call Shetland their home. From Mountain Hares and Otters to Red-throated Divers and Arctic Skuas the Shetland Isles are truly a magical place to visit and are very wild indeed.

Talk 2 - "Life on the Ledge - Birdlife of Bempton Cliffs"

Bempton Cliffs is situated on the Yorkshire Coast and from March to September is home to 200,000 breeding seabirds. This talk is about the life and death struggle of these amazing birds and how they bring up their young on the tight cliff ledges on the 400ft white chalk cliffs.

Talk 3 - "Seabird Cities"

I have been privileged to visit numerous seabird colonies around the british coastline. From the Western Isles of Scotland to Bass Rock and the Farne Islands, to the only mainland seabird colony in England - Bempton Cliffs. This is the story of what makes a “Seabird City’ and explains why huge numbers of seabirds visit our shores every year.

Talk 4 - "Yorkshire Coast Nature"

The Yorkshire Coast is an incredible place to see a wide variety of wildlife across different habitats. From deep forests and woodlands to the beautiful purple moorland of the North York Moors National Park, along the rugged coastline and through the sweeping hills of the Yorkshire Wolds you will be amazed at what you can see. This talk tells the story behind the reasons for forming my new company ‘Yorkshire Coast Nature” and the wildlife that can be found along the Yorkshire Coast.

Talk 5 - "Wildlife Photography Basics"

Wildlife Photography is becoming more and more popular through the introduction of digital cameras. I will show a wide variety of images and tell the story of why, when and how the images were captured and what it takes to start photographing wildlife and creating that perfect image.

Talk 6 - "Digiscoping Tanzania"

It was ‘Digiscoping” (connecting a digital compact camera to a spotting scope) which brought me back to wildlife photography in 2005. I took a trip to Tanzania in East Africa to follow the ‘Great Migration” across the Masai Mara. This talk tells the story in pictures of this incredible wildlife spectacle and the different habitats and species that make Tanzania their home.

2017 Talks

4 January @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Scarborough Photographic Society

Quaker Meeting House, Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 5QZ

13 January @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Malton & District Camera Club

Trinity Chapel, Commercial Street, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9ES

25 January @ 7.30pm - Wild Shetland

York Photographic Society

The Poppleton Centre, Main St, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6JT

27 January @ 7.30pm - Seabird Cities

Derbyshire Ornithological Society

Evergreen Club, Cornhill, Allestree, Derby, DE22 2FT

6 February @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Isle of Thanet Photographic Society

Northdown Hall, Holy Trinity Church Resource Centre, St Mary's Avenue, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent, CT9 3TN

7 February @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Maidstone Camera Club

Madginford Hall, Egremount Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8LH

8 February @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Faversham & District Camera Club

Catholic Church Hall, Tanners Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7JW

21 February  @ 7.30pm - Wild Shetland

York RSPB Local Group

Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BP

21 March @ 7.30pm - Wild Shetland

Masham Camera Club

Conference Room, King’s Head Hotel, Market Pl, Masham, Ripon HG4 4EF

30 March @ 8.00pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Gatley Photography Club

United Reformed Church, Elm Road, Gatley, SK8 4LY

4 April @ 6.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

WPOY 2016 Tour - Hull City of Culture Event

Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley, HU17 8HE

4 May @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Pontefract Camera Club

Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract WF8 3RJ

12 July @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Filey Flower Club AGM

Concert Hall, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DQ

9 September  from 9.00am  to 5.00pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Moorsview Photography Seminar

Kirk Theatre, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7DL

11 September  @ 7.30pm - Wild Shetland

Stockport RSPB Local Group

Stockport Masonic Guildhall, 169-171 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3UA

13 September  @ 10.15am - Life on the Ledge

Northallerton U3A Group

The Forum Community Centre, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP

21 September  @ 7.30pm - Wild Shetland

Preston Photographic Society

Fulwood Conservative Club, Blackpool Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 3AE

2 October  @ 8.00pm - Wildlife Photography Basics

South Manchester Camera Club

Barlow Moor Methodist Church, 799 Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5LR

6 October @ 7.30pm - Wild Shetland

Malton & District Camera Club

Trinity Chapel, Commercial Street, Norton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9ES

10 October  @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Brandsby WI

Brandsby Village Hall, Brandsby, North Yorkshire, YO61 4RR

12 October  @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Capturing Yorkshire Photography Group

Wooden House, Exchange Street, Driffield, YO25 6LJ

24 October @ 7.30pm - Wildlife of Northern India

East Yorkshire RSPB Local Group

North Bridlington Library, Martongate, Bridlington. YO16 6YD

1 November  @ 8.00pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Yorkshire Country Women's Association

Village Hall, School Lane, Kilnwick, East Yorkshire, YO25  9JE

3 November @ 7.30pm - Seabird Cities

Airedale and Bradford RSPB Local Group

The Kirkgate Centre, 39a, Kirkgate, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3EH

16 November @ 7.00pm - Wildlife of Northern India

Whitby Photographic Society

St John Ambulance Hall, Back of St Hildas Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3AE

23 November  @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Wakefield RSPB Local Group

Ossett Community Centre, Prospect Road, OSSETT, West Yorkshire, WF5 8AN

2018 Talks

18 January @ 7.30pm - Wildlife of Northern India

Pontefract Camera Club

Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract WF8 3RJ

23 January  @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Bishopthorpe Camera Club

Bishopthorpe Village Hall Main St, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RA

29 January  @ 2.30pm - Wildlife Photography Basics

Bridlington U3A Digital Photography Group

Bempton & Buckton Hall, High St, Bempton, East Yorkshire, Y015 1HS

6 February  @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Bradford Ornithological Society

Baildon Community Link, 35 Cliffe Avenue, Baildon, West Yorkshire, BD17 6NX

8 February  @ 7.30pm - Title TBC

Fixby Gardening Club

St Francis' Church, Fixby, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 2JG

27 February  @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Wharfedale Naturalists Society

Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9LW

7 March  @ 7.30pm - Life on the Ledge

Saltburn Photographic Society

Saltburn Methodist Church, Milton St, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1DJ

8 March  @ 8.00pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Lee Valley Nature Photographers

Abbey Church Centre, Abbey Gardens, Waltham Abbey, Essex  EN9 1XQ

9 April  @ 7.30pm - Wild Shetland

Bakewell Bird Study Group

Friends Meeting House, Chapel Row, Matlock Str, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1EL

11 April  @ 7.00pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Doncaster RSPB Local Group

Castle Park (Doncaster Knights Rugby Ground) Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2 5QB

10 September  @ 7.30pm - Wild Shetland

Harrogate RSPB Local Group

Christ Church Parish Centre, The Stray, Harrogate, HG1 4SW

27 November  @ 7.30pm - Yorkshire Coast Nature

Howden Camera Club

St Cuthbert's Masonic Hall, 1 Selby Road, Howden, Nr Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 7JW