I've been a birdwatcher ever since I could say 'duck!' Possibly even before. I liked watching and drawing birds. When all the little girls were swooning over popstars I was a Harry Butler groupie. Needless to say this didn't do my school life a lot of good. I joined Birds Australia and the Australian Bird Atlas project and a lot of fun it is too! A bonus is with Rob, being the aircraft geek he is, is really good at raptors, he has effortlessly transferred his aircraft identification technique to harriers and eagles, and it works really well. I depend too much on colour to do that. And don't even talk to me about waders. We don't do too badly really.