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.".