Geoff began photographing birds in 1995 to document the occasional, unusual bird he would see in his backyard and woods. Since then, his interest and passion for bird photography have been driven by the 180 species of birds he has observed on his property and the more than 30 species discovered nesting there. His photography eventually led him into the unique niche of providing photographs for bird feeder companies and presenting his work through entertaining slideshows for the public.
Geoff is a commercial fisherman and has been for over thirty years.
His backyard in Little Compton, RI produced Rhode Island’s first selasphorus hummingbird in 1995 and a second selasphorus in 2002. Other unusual birds observed on his property include Brewster’s Warbler, Golden-winged Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Summer Tanager and more. Uncommon nesting birds include Acadian Flycatchers that nest annually in his back woods. Northern Saw-whet Owls have even nested there one time as well.
The majority of the images on this site were taken in Little Compton, RI with a lesser number taken on Monhegan Island, ME. Most of the Little Compton songbird images are from Geoff’s backyard and woods where he uses blinds almost
exclusively for close-ups.
His images have been used by The Nature Conservancy of RI, The Audubon Society of RI, US