Arthur i saw a Palm warbler at Mondo ponds . at least 3 osprey., a green heron, a great egret. snowy woodpeckers .a great blue heron and a variety of other birds Sent from my Virgin Mobile Phone. ------ Original message------From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds Date: Sun, Apr 8, 2018 11:11 PMTo: CT Birds;Cc: Subject:Re: [CT Birds] Acronyms There was a recent post rather heavy on the acronyms. I found it fun to work them out, but I can understand that it may have proved puzzling to many.
I think the policy is to spell out the names at least once, to aid in searching records.
The acronym rule is easy enough. One-word bird names: first four letters: GADW, Gadwall.
Two-word: first two letters of each word: COHA, Cooper’s Hawk.
Three-word: first letter of first two words, two letters of third: SSHA, Sharp-shinned Hawk.
Is there a four-word name?
Finally, I’ve heard of reports of Palm Warblers (PAWA) – who else has seen them?
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> On Apr 8, 2018, at 10:33 PM, Nick Bonomo via CTBirds wrote: > > 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 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 >>> *To:* CT Birds >>> *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 >>> _______________________________________________ >>> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) >>> for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. >>> For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/ >>> mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org >>> >>> >>> >> _______________________________________________ >> This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. >> For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org > > _______________________________________________ > This list is provided by the Connecticut Ornithological Association (COA) for the discussion of birds and birding in Connecticut. > For subscription information visit http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinfo/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org