Date: 1/2/18 3:12 pm From: Roy Gerig <roygerig...> Subject: [obol] Re CBC etiquette
I saw Oscar's post of the atrocious and un-Christian behavior he and Hendrik experienced at the hand of an esteemed Oregon birder after the Newport CBC. If that is the case, and I have my view on it and who the birder is, he should be outed his own self for being an ugly old bigot. I felt badly all day and saw other messages on obol just now from people I like and respect, and from that it seems the rest of us are a pretty sensible group
This morning I went to Philomath to start 2018 in another county and found at least one female type TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD where several have been reported. The GOLDENEYE was on the scrape along Bruce Rd and thanks to Pam Otley for telling me where that scrape is. Left to my own devices, I would not be so sure which Goldeneye it is or somewhere in between, but not having strong opinions about such things in ducks or gulls I will go along with consensus if it is Barrow's.
So sorry, Oscar and Hendrik that you still have to put up with crap like this in 2017 or 18, especially in Oregon where one would hope we are a little more enlightened than many other places. Birding is a wonderful activity that can be shared with others, it is basic that we leave bigotry in any form out of it, even so it pains me that we still have this kind of person among us