Date: 4/19/17 11:10 pm
From: Barbara Millikan <barbara.millikan...>
Subject: [obol] Re: The most Oregonian bird?
That would be the Eurasian collared squab.

On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:47 PM, Barbara Millikan <
<barbara.millikan...> wrote:

> 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...
>>> 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
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