I am wondering how I might help this year during the Christmas Bird Count. I have been known to get excited about spotting a robin, so I am a rank amateur at birding.
I am maybe 5m away from this Barred Owl - yes I venture bravely to ID it!
I don't think it was very impressed with me:
The cold shoulder:
Does not look very much like a shoulder, does it? So much for my knowledge of birds!