For a while, I mistakenly wasted considerable time replying to emails from this so-called intrepid bird photographer - as I believed he was about to follow in the wake of up-and-coming birder Dan Forder. How wrong could I have been?
It turned out in reality that once within a certain 'inner circle' of selfish local birdwatchers centring on the St Albans/Welwyn area, he was able to see some of their birds and withhold them from the rest of the Hertfordshire Brding Community. Not only that, once enjoying a stunning male Ring Ouzel at Beech Farm - a very rare bird locally - he would flaunt it in the face of others by showing off his record shots of the bird on the Hertfordshire Bird Club website.
So, if you are into keeping birds quiet and denying others the enjoyment of watching them, remember the name Luke Massey so you can contact him. It's funny how quick him and his entourage were at chasing a Short-eared Owl round at Wallington less than a week later. He is yet another one of those so-called amateur photographers who wants to get closer to every bird, setting up hides all over in his attempt.