Date: 11/5/17 5:21 pm
From: Hank H <h.heiberg...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Tweeters: short cut names
I agree with and appreciate the comments made by JaSt and WaDa. I remember having to email a birder friend and ask him what a Rhino was besides a mammal in Africa. Since it referred to the first part of the bird's name and I looked in the R section of the index of Sibley I couldn't figure out what it meant, but I was sure that I wanted to see one.

HaHe
Lake Joy
NE of Carnation, WA
>
> 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.
>
> Wings,
> Jane
>
>
> Jane Stewart
> 121 Solar Lane
> Sequim, WA 98382-8324
> (360) 681-2827
> <jstewart...>
>
> 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.
>
> Bud
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Tweeters mailing list
> <Tweeters...>
> http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters

_______________________________________________
Tweeters mailing list
<Tweeters...>
http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/tweeters

 
Join us on Facebook!