I am a nature photographer specialising in Australian and New Zealand Bird Photography. As well as this Australian website I have two other sites, one dedicated to New Zealand and the other to the Central Coast of NSW. You can reach these sites by clicking on the relevant images directly below.

Gerard Satherley.

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Central Coast NSW Bird Photography

 New Zealand Nature 

  • Old Brush

     GJS9171a as Smart Object 1A  piece of advice on the Hunter Birder Yahoo Group to a visiting ovverseas birder alerted me to the potential of this location, To summarise that message  "brillant birding, plus a good place to see koalas and kangaroos". It sounded very promising and it was only one hour from home.

    We arrived at about 7.30 am and immediately were made to feel welcome.  As we drove the short distance up the track to the picnic grounds we passed some bird feeders at the back of the owners' residence. There were a number of King Parrots, Brown-cuckoo Doves, White-headed Pigeons and Wonga Pigeons on the ground and the surrounding trees.  We spent at least an hour photographing the differnt pigeons at the feeder location.  The natural billabong and surrounding bush was good for other birds with Rufous Fantail, Red-browned Finch,  Bar-shouldered Dove, Black-face Monarch, Azure  and Sacred Kingfisher  seen.  While at the feeders Robert Bignell  (owner), pointed out a Koala that was in a tree  only 20 metres from where we were standing.

    in New South Wales
  • Lake Wollumboola


     GJS3763 EditLake Wollumboola is a relatively small shallow brackish lake.  The water level of this lake varies depending on rainfall in the catchment and how recently the lake has opened to the sea. It is one of my favourite locations to photograph waders/waterbirds as it attract a lwide variety as well as big numbers.

    Bird List and general information can be found here;  Presenting the Birds of Lake Wollumboola


    in New South Wales
  • Harrington


     GJS8741a as Smart Object 1The small coastal town of Harrington is on the mid-north coast of NSW, about 20 mins east of Taree.  It has several attractions for birders/photographers. They include the Manning River estuary with its extensive sandbars, spits etc , Crowdy Bay NP. and a small littoral rainforest pocket on the north side of the town.

    in New South Wales
  • Lord Howe Island - Part 2

     GJS2702-as-Smart-Object-1Photographing the birds
    Learn how to shoot in manual mode, as you will be taking a lot of flight shots where the birds exposure measurement will not change, but the backgrounds will.

    in Trip Reports