Neil Gray's Birds

This site is dedicated to the sharing of the beauty of the bird world with all of you out there. Birdwatching and bird photography are my hobbies, some might say my passion and the less charitable my obsession. Whatever the truth may be, I hope that you get as much enjoyment from viewing the displayed images of birds and occasional other fauna from the localities that I have visited as I have from being there and taking the photos. I am a retired geologist who lived, worked and travelled for most of the last 43 years in Africa. The images on this site are from southern and south-central African localities, Kenya in east Africa and Guinea in West Africa, as well as others from locations in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador.

It is neither intended that the images are book illustration quality, nor that they be superb photographs. They merely represent my photographic record of the birds I have seen at the various locations that I have visited. They will be added to or replaced as I re-visit a site and photograph new species or obtain better quality photos of those already seen. Please visit the site regularly so that you can see the latest images.

For those that are interested in the technical side of the photography, many of the older images were captured using a hand-held Canon EOS 20D or Canon EOS 40D with a Canon EF 100–400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM lens, usually close to full zoom, and more recently a Canon 1D MkIV with an EF 300mm f2.8 L IS USM lens with or without a 2x III extender.

Neil Gray

Number of bird species on this website as at 7 February 2017 = 1,509 in 3,497 images [ Note: All bird English and scientific names follow the IOC World Bird List, version 7.1 ]; butterfly and moth species 179; other arthropods 45; mammal species/sub-species 150; reptiles, amphibians & fish 52

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 February 2017 14:01 )