I’ve been meaning to post a step by step guide on how to skin birds with photos, but the truth is it’s extremely difficult to plan this, especially when I’m working on a bird and have to stop every few minutes to take photos and notes. So, I was happy to see The Smithsonian have a series of videos up on youtube on how to prepare a bird skin (in this case, a roadrunner.) Also contains information on moulting.
The difference is I leave the skull intact and don’t cut the beak away from the head.
Once again, best not to click if you are squeamish.