Date: 3/28/17 10:45 am
From: Sunny Yoder <sunnyyoder...>
Subject: Re: [Va-bird] Chandler Robbins
I also pulled out my copy, the 1983 edition. It was my mother's field guide of record, so is thoroughly marked up - key field marks highlighted and dates and locations of first sightings annotated - a treasured legacy.

> On Mar 28, 2017, at 11:29 AM, David White <dizoo...> wrote:
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> Thanks to all of you who were (much) more familiar than I with Chandler Robbins and his many contributions to birding. That Golden Guide has long been a favorite of mine and I just went to my archives (a shelf in the space in my home which is sometimes called an "office") and pulled down my 1966 version, still in quite good condition. I always appreciated that this guide had the range maps as well as the sonograms right there next to the illustrations.
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> Because of the recent news about the Alexandria Prairie Falcon, I took a glance at the falcons in this old book and noticed that the Peregrine had been "upgraded" from "Duck" but that the Merlin and the Kestrel were still "Pigeon" and "Sparrow."
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> Maybe now we'll have to have a "Cityscape Prairie" to add to the falcons. And quickly, before they turn into parrots!
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> David I. White Jr. | 505 Park Plaza, Charlottesville VA | H: 434-296-4272 | C: 434-466-3636 | <dizoo...>
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