I accidentally stumbled upon this hobby. One of my friends was selling his Nikon D70s and he said I could pay in five EMIs. I just bought it on a whim. Before I knew what was happening, I took the plunge into bird photography. Now, I use
Nikon D90 with Sigma 100-300 F4, a 1.4x teleconverter Canon 550 D with Canon 100-400 IS for bird photography. I also use a Manfrotto tripod with a ball-head.
I am also on Flickr.