Date: 11/5/17 1:29 pm From: Jane Stewart <jstewart...> Subject: [Tweeters] short cut names
Brief names (acronyms) are OK when the audience knows the birds.
In general they are difficult; and discourage new birders.
We want to encourage new birders; so, I say restrain.
We are not an exclusive fraternity.
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From: <tweeters-bounces...> [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Bud Anderson
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2017 12:54 PM
To: tweeters <tweeters...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Rude comment from sort of a curmudgeon
A Roughie is actually a fish.
A Rough-legged Hawk is a raptor.
Please help save us from other such "cute" atrocities like "Kessy", "P-bird", and, of course, "Baldy".
And, no, I don't know why "Sharpie" is OK. It just is.