Youtube from Alvaro
I came across this post today on the Monterey birds site and thought some of our members might be interested. Alvaro is one of the leading bird experts who generously shares his knowledge and insight of bird identification and behavior via youtube. And I don't use the term "experts' loosely!
I just uploaded a video on how to focus your attention on bird shapes,
using backyard birds as models. It is all about focus, and paying attention
to specific parts of the bird, angles, relative measurements etc. Have a
look and begin to see shape more clearly, as it is one of the identification
criteria that is not always obvious. Enjoy!