Ashley developed an interest in nature – and birds in particular – while growing up in the Warwickshire countryside, before setting up as a wildlife photographer in 2005. He now lectures widely and leads regular photographic and birding tours to The Gambia – his favourite destination – as well as the Shetland Islands, Isle of Scilly, Trinidad & Tobago, the Spanish Pyrenees and elsewhere. He is particularly keen on birds of prey and hummingbirds, and regularly delivers workshops and seminars throughout the UK.
We welcome him back this evening to hear about his visits to The Gambia. With close to 600 species of birds, most of which are colourful and approachable. We begin at the coast, then up the river and back again, seeing Kingfishers, Bee-eaters & Rollers amongst many others with a magnificent supporting cast of multicoloured extras!