Welcome to my web page – my name is Scot McPhie – and on this blog I’ll be posting about various projects that I’m involved in, or have been in the past.
I’ve got a pretty interesting background I guess – mainly arts and sciences – I used to question it all – but now I don’t, I just do it!
Over the years I’ve written and directed independent plays and feature films, and written and published poetry and novels. I write, record and perform sketch comedy with Matt Bell in The Smooth End of the Pineapple.
I am also an Ornithologist with an interest in parrot evolution and conservation. I run a social media channel called Bird Bites, which is all about birds (obviously!) – you can check it out on youtube, facebook, instagram, twitter and the Bird Bites blog itself. I am also the convenor of the Darling Downs local branch for Birdlife Australia.
I enjoy cycle touring, and also play guitar, and am slowly recording an album at the moment.
I’m also currently writing a science book that addresses the world’s problems through a combination of Anthropology and Ecology. I hope to have the first draft finished by the end of 2022, and then get back into writing some novels.
Here’s a few favourites – movies: Splash, Bladerunner and Dr Zhivago. Sports: cricket and rugby union. TV shows: The X-Files and Twin Peaks. Musical acts: The B-52’s, The Church and Belinda Carlisle.
I’m not mad about social media and it took plenty of thought before I decided to go back on it with the Bird Bites videos. There is however some good to be gained from social media ~ it’s all in the way you use it, and the reasons why. Almost all of my posts are about birds or projects I’m involved in rather than myself or my day to day life – and this helps a lot. If anyone wants to troll me just know this: despite your deepest fears you are loved and you are a worthwhile human being.
So that’s about it – I’ve got a a pretty varied background I suppose – and like everyone I’ve had my ups and downs, but I feel quite settled in my direction now.
So I hope you enjoy my blog – and here’s a few other links:
All the best,