About Me

Hello, My name is Matthew Barfield, I’m a precision engineer, birder and photographer.

Most of my birding is done locally with the New Forest, Lymington & Keyhaven nature and Christchurch Harbour being my most often visited sites.

My photographs have been printed in the local newspaper and in the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Winter 2017 magazine.

Lymington-Keyhaven Nature Reserve Wildlife Photographer of the year 2019

My photograph of two common terns passing a stickleback was crowned the winner by public vote at the nature reserve open day. “Matthew has been a great ambassador for Lymington-Keyhaven, sharing his photos on twitter” @LymKeyRanger via Twitter Terns Lymington Keyhaven Wildlife Photography New Forest Hampshire Matthew Barfield

My Goldcrest photo taken at Lymington & Keyhaven nature reserve was chosen to be the front cover and September photograph for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight trust 2019 Wildlife in focus Charity Calendar. 


Spencers New Forest – Forest Wildlife Photo Competition – 1st place                                                                Fallow Buck at Sunrise in the New Forest.                                          ”We deemed your photo to be an accurate representation of what the Forest has to offer”  – Spencers New Forest


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