Date: 5/2/18 7:39 am
From: Nancy L Newfield <nancy...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Louisiana Life birding article
Jane et al.,

Sometime in the past, I made a vow never to give interviews to newspapers.
Lo and behold, I refused the "Times Picayune", so they wrote an article
about me anyway, mentioning some of the plants [NOT] that I grew. I was so
fried about it that I consulted a lawyer about filing suit but I was
assured that unless I had had major financial losses from the erroneous
'information', I did not have 'cause'. Unfortunately, not all people who
write for publications adhere to real professional standards.

In 2014, I was interviewed by an editor for the Wall Street Journal. He
was appalled when I related the above and he called me back several times
to make sure he was stating things correctly. That is professionalism.


On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 9:18 AM, Jane Patterson <seejanebird...>

> 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...
> --Jane Patterson
> 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
> > (right-hand side of that page).
> >
> >
> >
> > Kevin Morgan
> > Baton Rouge LA
> >

Nancy L Newfield
Casa Colibrí
Metairie, Louisiana USA
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