Date: 4/19/17 10:47 pm From: Barbara Millikan <barbara.millikan...> Subject: [obol] Re: The most Oregonian bird?
I'd vote for that if we include hunting in the bill. That ought to be a good bipartisan conceit.
On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:43 PM, Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:
> Well, in the spirit of Jonathan's very intriguing question, I'm > pleased to nominate the Eurasian Collared Dove. Although this > may well seem to have political implications for those who are > on the lookout for such implications, at least Oregon would be > the first and likely only US state with this state bird. > Bob OBrien > Whoops, sorry, sorry, sorry, this post LIKELY should have gone to BOO > > On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:01 PM, Mike Patterson <celata...> > wrote: > >> We should probably start with the list... >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_birds >> >> Wrentit is problematic for two reasons: 1) it does not occur east >> of the Cascades which means 2/3 of the state might feel left out. >> 2) it has the suffix "tit" in it which is not a word one can use >> easily around middle schoolers and Republicans. >> >> Red-breasted Sapsucker runs into similar difficulties... >> >> There are distributional issues with White-headed Woodpecker as well. >> >> Oregon Junco is not Oregon Junco, it's Dark-eyed Junco. Sciency >> taxonomic stuff vexes legislators... >> >> We could pull a Utah and make California Gull our State Bird. Given >> recent migratory trends, this may be appropriate. >> >> But ultimately, I'm fine with Western Meadowlark. Oregon was the first >> to adopt the species. So make Kansas and North Dakota change. >> >> -- >> Mike Patterson >> Astoria, OR >> That question... >> http://www.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/northcoastdiaries/?p=3294 >> POST: Send your post to <obol...> >> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol >> OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol >> Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> >> >> >