Ian McGill Bird & Wildlife Photography
Sanderling flock on Rossall beach by Ian McGill

Sanderling flock roosting on Rossall Beach, Lancashire

Welcome to my website, l am a bird and wildlife photographer based in Pilling, near Preston, Lancashire. I have been interested in Nature/Wildlife and Photography all of my adult life but it is only since retiring from the Fire Service in 2017 that I have really been able to dedicate a lot more time to my hobby.
The thing of paramount importance for me as a wildlife photographer is the welfare of my subject, all my photographs are of wild and free animals and birds. I believe it important to cause minimal disturbance to both bird/animal and its environment. I would rather miss a photo opportunity than cause any stress to my subject. I am a member of the following organisations all of whom support wildlife, RSPB, WWT, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Fylde Bird Club.
In 2018 in a bid to meet other like minded photographers that I could share my passion with I joined Preston Photographic Society and soon began to enter competitions. I have been fortunate to be awarded a number of first places from judges and I won the clubs Flora and Fauna section for the 2019/20 season. I have swiftly concluded though that competitions are not the be all and end all after all the result is just one persons opinion.
As you can see from banner above I am a lifetime member of the Institute of Photography where I recently completed a Professional Diploma in Digital Photography achieving a rare distinction grade.  
Thanks for viewing my website, I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoyed getting out and taking them.

Ian McGill