As the General Ornithologist will know ignorance is bliss.
Just being out in the field makes you a General Ornithologist.
Two examples of General Ornithology in the field:
"Is there anything about ?" asked the twitcher.
"Yes there are thousands of guillemots over there" replied the General Ornithologist.
With this reply the twicher looks completely bemussed !
"Have you seen the Little Crake ?" asked the twitcher
"Sorry, we are not Twitchers we are General Ornithologists" replied the General Ornithologists.
With this reply the twitcher looks suicidal !
General Ornithologists are revered by the twitching fraternity.
Watch Them !