Date: 4/8/18 7:33 pm
From: Nick Bonomo via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms
Paul Plotnick,

A bit of tact would be appropriate in your posts.

And, please, sign your name per listserv rules.

Nick Bonomo
Wallingford, CT

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 8, 2018, at 10:12 PM, Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> "Banding codes" belong on leg bands and marginal field notes as were their
> intended purpose, and in that context, they are commendable. We are
> ostensibly trying to attract new birders and to use arcane code words is a
> turnoff for sure. I've received 5 responses so far to my post and all
> agreed with me. And to imply that using current AOU accepted names for our
> beloved birds is equivalent to the use of obsolete and archaic names is
> ridiculous and beneath comment.
>
> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 9:54 PM, Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <
> <rsdmayo...> wrote:
>
>> Banding codes are a convenient and a very, very easy-to-learn designation.
>>
>> My friends go back to birding in CT in the 1930s., but I say, use the
>> banding codes.
>>
>> Anyone who'd like to be quaint can go back to English (Sea Pigeon,
>> Solander Goose, Crow Duck, Creek duck, Whistler, etc.) -- have at it.
>>
>> I like the banding code designations here.
>>
>> Steve Mayo
>> Bethany
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* Paul Plotnick via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>> *To:* CT Birds <ctbirds...>
>> *Sent:* Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:23 AM
>> *Subject:* [CT Birds] Acronyms
>>
>> This acronym stuff is getting out of HAND. For us old timers who've been
>> doing this since way before most of you were born, can we please speak
>> English? Thank you.
>>
>> Paul
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