Date: 11/5/17 4:49 pm
From: Wally Davis <wallydavis3...>
Subject: RE: [Tweeters] short cut names
Thank you Jane,

I was just about to post a note asking people to consider not TLAs and FLAs (3 and 4 letter acronyms) to identify birds. Most of the time I have no idea what bird is being identified unless the bird’s name is spelled out somewhere. For what it’s worth, I’m not a novice; I’m a retired biologist who used to lead birding trips.

Wally Davis

Snohomish, WA

From: <tweeters-bounces...> [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Jane Stewart
Sent: Sunday, November 5, 2017 1:26 PM
To: 'tweeters'
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.



Jane Stewart

121 Solar Lane

Sequim, WA 98382-8324

(360) 681-2827


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.

And "Coopie" and "Gossy" just aren't.

OK, I feel better now.


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