Date: 3/31/17 9:28 am
From: Roy Gerig <roygerig...>
Subject: [obol] Re: obol
I thoroughly enjoy reading obol almost every morning. While white-headed
pink-footed gulls should mostly all be lumped, to quote Sohlstrom, and odd
geese and ducks should mostly all be considered domestic, I enjoy reading
the various points of view that are here. I like how different people
think and write different, and we all like birds a lot. It makes it fun to
see a face in the field who you never met in person, but you know the
person already. I like e-bird and I participate there too, it serves a
different purpose, and you don't get the humanity there that you do from
obol. For those who worry that we are sometimes unkind on here, have you
seen facebook the past year or more? Of course you have. With temporary
unintentional lapses sometimes, we do a pretty good job of being kind on

When it is said and done, kindness may be the important thing, and every
bird has its feathers

Roy Gerig Salem OR

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