I’ve been recording wildlife, and lots of other sounds, since 1968. My main interest is in high quality, close up wildlife vocabulary recording, but I will point my microphones at just about anything.
An active member of the Wildlife Sound Recording Society since 1975, and a supporter of the British Library Sound Archive, my recordings and sound documentaries have won several national and international awards, including the Grand Prix Audio and Prix Jean Thevenot, as the UK entry in the 65th International Amateur Recording Contest 2016 – for ‘The Little Grebe’. I am currently the editor of the WSRS Sound Magazine, a quarterly audio production of members’ work.
I’ve recorded on six continents and my work has featured in many TV, radio, film and audio productions.
I have appeared on Countryfile (BBC1), Nature Detectives (BBC1); Open Country and Today (BBC Radio 4) as well as local BBC and Independent TV programmes. From 1984-1988 I co-presented ‘Wildlife Sounds of the Month’ on BBC Radio Newcastle – long before my contributions to BBC Radio 4 ‘Tweet of the Day’!
Now retired to rural Yorkshire, after a long career as a radiologist in the NHS, specialising in ultrasound scanning and medical ultrasound product development.