What are your 5 (five) key points to aid bird recognition?
This question is prompted by a recent debate over a gull picture.The hapless bird ended up a cross between ring-casp-herr-lbb gull robin!!!
So assuming I get an image from my old D1H and for reasons various it is not too good, what other key features can I/should I note so that when I come back on here with my less than perfect image + my 5 key points/features you can say without hesitation it's a *******.
Please keep it simple and concise, and the question is for all birds and not gulls persay.Gulls just happened to prompt the question!