Date: 12/26/20 3:03 pm
From: Laurie Baker <lolabell.102360...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] --- no longer in use
How do I join the Google group?

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> On Dec 26, 2020, at 4:09 PM, James V Remsen <najames...> wrote:
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> Those of you still using LABIRD-L — as announced many months ago, this listserv is being discontinued, and the only reason we haven’t pulled the plug is that we are trying to extract archives. Paul Conover is now managing the new LABIRD Google groups list, which allows one to post photos etc. Meanwhile, if you’re not subscribed to the new list, you’ve missed several months of LABIRD posts.
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> Dr. J. V. Remsen
> Emeritus Prof. of Natural Science and Curator of Birds
> Museum of Natural Science/Dept. Biological Sciences
> LSU, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
> najames<at>LSU.edu
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>> On Dec 25, 2020, at 10:07 PM, Aelita J Pinter <apinter...> wrote:
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>> Beth, a few years ago I had a dickcissel spend the entire winter. The scenario was very much like yours - it was with a large flock of house sparrows, came to the feeders every day.
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>> Lita Pinter
>> New Orleans (Broadmoor)
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>> From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds <LABIRD-L...> on behalf of Elizabeth Wiggins <000001a37a8a60cf-dmarc-request...>
>> Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 9:48 PM
>> To: <LABIRD-L...> <LABIRD-L...>
>> Subject: [LABIRD-L] New Yard Bird
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>> Merry Christmas! I haven’t been able to do much backyard watching this month but on Dec 15, I looked out the back door at a hoard of House Sparrows on my feeders and one looked “suspicious”. I grabbed the camera and fired off a few shots before the group got spooked and they all disappeared. I kind of forgot about it for a few days and then decided to download the pics and take a better look. The “suspect” was my first ever backyard Dickcissel - species #148 for the yard. I caught it again at the feeders yesterday and today, and this afternoon it joined a handful of sparrows in the front yard for some better shots. This evening I was editing the photos and it occurred to me to find out more about the bird and I noted that its summer range is in the US but apparently it winters south of the border. I consulted LABIRD posts this Fall/Winter so far and saw no mention of any, so I checked Dan Purrington’s “The Birds of Southeast Louisiana” and, indeed, it is not a normal winterer. Long way of saying that I guessed it was worth mentioning…. Pics at https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethies_shots/albums/72157717537328331.
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>> Beth Wiggins
>> Metairie, LA
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