Mackay birdwatcher uses creativity to capture wildlife

While many birdwatchers enjoy capturing wildlife through their photography, Daryl Barnes prefers portraying them through poetry instead.

Curious to find out more about the different types of birds visiting his north Queensland backyard, Mr Barnes decided to join a local birdwatching group.

It was that same curiosity that also led Mr Barnes to illustrating the local wildlife around his home in Walkerston.

Sometimes you will wake up at two o'clock in the morning and say 'Oh, I've got to write that down, I have to make a story or make a poem out of it'.

"I write a lot of poetry about different things, but now I'm involved in the bird club I write poems about birds," Mr Barnes, now president of BirdLife Mackay, said.

Read more at ABC Online.

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