[Tweeters] short cut names

Wally Davis wallydavis3 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 16:44:14 PST 2017


Thank you Jane,



I was just about to post a note asking people to consider not TLAs and FLAs (3 and 4 letter acronyms) to identify birds. Most of the time I have no idea what bird is being identified unless the bird’s name is spelled out somewhere. For what it’s worth, I’m not a novice; I’m a retired biologist who used to lead birding trips.



Wally Davis

Snohomish, WA



From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Jane Stewart
Sent: Sunday, November 5, 2017 1:26 PM
To: 'tweeters'
Subject: [Tweeters] short cut names



Brief names (acronyms) are OK when the audience knows the birds.



In general they are difficult; and discourage new birders.

We want to encourage new birders; so, I say restrain.



We are not an exclusive fraternity.



Wings,

Jane





Jane Stewart

121 Solar Lane

Sequim, WA 98382-8324

(360) 681-2827

jstewart at olympus.net



From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Bud Anderson
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2017 12:54 PM
To: tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Tweeters] Rude comment from sort of a curmudgeon



A Roughie is actually a fish.



A Rough-legged Hawk is a raptor.



Please help save us from other such "cute" atrocities like "Kessy", "P-bird", and, of course, "Baldy".



And, no, I don't know why "Sharpie" is OK. It just is.



And "Coopie" and "Gossy" just aren't.



OK, I feel better now.



Bud



















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