Date: 3/30/17 4:18 pm
From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...>
Subject: [obol] Re: BREAKING NEWS
Hi all,

Thanks Mike for posting the list of proposals. It's fascinating that all
of the discussion here on OBOL so far has focused on gulls.

I was personally most intrigued by Ralph Browning's proposal to split
Nashville Warbler into Calaveras" Warbler and Rusty-capped" Warbler, and
his dry comment on the latter, "Although the name does not differentiate
it from some other species, the name Nashville is even less useful."

For sheer fussiness, it's hard to top the proposal to change Le Conte's
Sparrow and Thrasher to LeConte's Sparrow and Thrasher, respectively.
This is surely the most momentous proposal to come before the committee
since the one that gave us Harris's Sparrow in place of Harris' Sparrow.

Anyway this certainly added to the enjoyment of listening to a Nearctic
Creeper as it sang at Luckiamute State Natural Area this afternoon.

Happy birding,

Joel Geier
Camp Adair area north of Corvallis

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