May Monthly Meeting Event
Event Details
Date: 13 May 2024 Time: 14:00
Duration (months): 2 hours Location: Ellendune Community Centre
Meal Included?: NoNo
Maximum Attendees: 200
Guests Allowed?: NoNo


Monday 13 May 2024 – 2.00 pm – Ellendune Community Centre, Barrett Way, Wroughton, Swindon SN4 9LW

David’s talk ‘Wildlife Wanderings’ explains equipment and time required to capture images, including the stories behind them.  He will show images of a leveret having a bad hare day, fishy goings on with puffins, otters, deer rutting, beavers munching and many other feathery and furry species.  There will also be a quiz – some of the answers are not what you might expect!

Born into a New Forest family that bred the famous ponies, David Bailey has always had a love for the countryside and the creatures who make it their home.

Having served an apprenticeship in engineering, he never really picked up the camera until he moved to the Brecon Beacons during 2006.  Self-taught in photography, he was quickly persuaded to turn professional in 2008 and won the Welsh Wildlife Photographic Award in 2011.  Many other awards have followed and he has had his work published many times in newspapers and magazines, including The Countryman. 

Two chance meetings with Dr Rhys Jones of Cardiff University and star of the BBC series Rhys Jones Wildlife Patrol, led to David being drafted on to the production team working as consultant, cameraman, photographer and occasionally in front of the camera.  He has also appeared with Nick Baker on Springwatch and made many media appearances on both TV and radio.