Date: 5/2/18 7:18 am From: Jane Patterson <seejanebird...> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Life birding article
Unfortunately, we are rarely granted the opportunity to review these articles prior to publication. It's not a bad article and does have pretty photos of birds to grab folks' attention,even if they're not all our birds! For the record, I did not say that Peveto Woods is one of the highest places in the state (!) What I probably said was that it's one of the places with the highest number of bird species recorded....sigh...
On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 9:29 PM, Kevin Morgan <cowboyinbrla...> wrote:
> LABIRD - > > The current, ie May/June, issue of "Louisiana Life" (glossy magazine, 6-ish > times a year) has a not-horrible article on birding around the state, > including > clips from interviews with some names some of you may recognize. > Unfortunately, > the photos they use to illustrate the article, while lovely, even > stunning, in > many cases don't fit. > > For instance, in the section on "Acadiana", the article mentions Lake > Martin, > and it mentions that you can see (among other species) kingfishers there. > But > the photo referenced is not a Belted Kingfisher, nor even the long-staying > Ringed Kingfisher that was there for a few years, but the Common > Kingfisher of > Eurasia and North Africa. > > In the Northern Louisiana section, they mention that you can see Horned > Grebes > in the winter, but the photo they used is of a breeding plumage bird we are > distinctly unlikely to see in the state. And in the section on the coast, > when > describing the birds that can be seen at Peveto Woods, they refer to > grosbeaks, > but we're treated not to a Rose-breasted or Blue Grosbeak, or even a > Black-headed, but an Evening Grosbeak. At least they didn't use a Yellow > Grosbeak or a Pine Grosbeak - small blessings, I suppose. > > There's a digital edition at http://www.myneworleans.com/Louisiana-Life/ > (right-hand side of that page). > > > > Kevin Morgan > Baton Rouge LA >