I am about to venture out for a day of birding in an unfamiliar territory. Birds I hope to see: Red Crossbill, close-up to Male Bufflehead, Canada Goose and Graylag Goose. Birds I will probably see: Common Mergansers, Red-breasted Mergansers, Common Goldeneye, and a Wood Duck.
I wonder if the day will hold any surprises. I will take my scope to give it a go. It takes practice to "scope" out birds. I'll let you know how it works out.