Published on 11-03-2012 09:13 PM
Ashwin is a super hardcore birder from NSW. He is one of a new breed of birders who's passion and enthusiasm speaks for itself.
What is the first thing you think of in the morning?
Usually something along the lines of “What time is it? Why is it so late? Why did I waste the morning sleeping, when I could have been out doing something (maybe even birding!)…” This seems to happen ever morning, yet I’m unable to make myself actually get up earlier
How long have you been birding?
I’ve been interested in birds for as long as I can remember, certainly since I was 5 or 6 years old. Going through some old stuff a while ago, I found a list (on butcher’s paper!) from Centennial Park in Sydney which would have been made when I was about 6 and included such rarities as Willie Wagtail. I guess I became a proper birder when I was 8, so over ten years ago now, when my parents gave me a pair of Pentax binos, and a Slater Field Guide.