How seriously d´you take your birding?

It's when I started "collecting" lenses that I realised my birding had become serious.

Suffice to say I am now a pauper, but continue to have a lot of fun and take my "hobby" everywhere.

So, what do I use? I've always had Canons and that's not to in any way to disparage other makes, (I especially like pictures I've seen taken with Nikon equipment).

Anyway, for myself I have a couple of Canon EOS 7Ds and also an EOS-1D Mark IV.

  My primary jack of all trades lens is the Canon EF 400 mm f5.6 

  For stationary work I enjoy the EF 800 mm f5.6 with a one and a half convertor - but I certainly don't enjoy carrying it around, and anyone who's ever done so will understand! My longest trek with this monster over my shoulder was 25 kms in Tasmania and I was on my chin-strap by the end ...


  For macro work I use a Canon EF 100 mm f2.8 L.

For landscapes I use a wide angled EFS 10 - 22 mm.