I'm Laura, I'm 25, and live with my fiance Karl in lovely West Cork (Rosscarbery). We both enjoy birding, so thought we'd try this forum out, after following the Galley Head birding blog for a while.
We're new to birding, and don't really take it seriously at the moment, though would like to be able to - so would love to learn more. We've been interested in and watching birds for about 2-3 years now, but only recently have we really started taking it a little more seriously. Karl bought our first scope as a surprise Xmas present - so we're learning to get the hang of that now.
I am a very keen photographer, with nature being my biggest area - and macro. Hopefully I can learn something from other bird photographers on here.
We also breed and show pet rats, which is our other hobby - slightly quirky, but we wouldn't have it any other way - they're like our children!
Anyway - waffled for long enough, lovely to be here, hope to settle in quickly!