How To Be A Bad Birdwatcher

By Simon Barnes

The award-winning sports writer and RSPB columnist reads from his newly published book in which he describes his passion for birds, how he first discovered the joys of birdwatching, and the ways in which it now defines his entire attitude to life.

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0120040920

By Simon Barnes

The award-winning sports writer and RSPB columnist reads from his newly published book in which he describes his passion for birds, how he first discovered the joys of birdwatching, and the ways in which it now defines his entire attitude to life."I am a bad birdwatcher.

Not a scientist, not an ornithologist, not a twitcher, not a monomaniac of any kind.

I just happen to like birds, and when it comes to enjoying birds, I am world class," claims Simon Barnes.

"I don't go birdwatching.

I am birdwatching.

Birdwatching is a state of being, not an activity.".

0220040921

I don't go birdwatching.

I am birdwatching.

Birdwatching is a state of being, not an activity.

0320040922

Simon addresses the mysteries of biodiversity as demonstrated by the birdwatcher's field guide.

0420040923

'Once you start to look at birds then sooner or later you will have a sight of such wonder and perfection that you will always be a birdwatcher.'.

05 LAST20040924

In the final extract of his book, award-winning sports writer and RSPB columnist Simon Barnes reveals how a shared love of birds brought him and his father together.