[Tweeters] State bird?

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 20:45:37 PDT 2019


Varied Thrush would be an excellent choice, since at least it’s winter range covers the entire state, and that is unique to WA. Of course, Olympia might portray a robin instead.

Phil Dickinson

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> On Sep 14, 2019, at 8:35 PM, Rick Tyler <rhtyler at gmail.com> wrote:

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> My heart would be with chestnut-backed chickadee, but varied thrush would be fine, too. No more goldfinch.

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> Rick Tyler

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>> On Sat, Sep 14, 2019, 8:31 PM AnnMarie Wood <amw.5737 at gmail.com> wrote:

>> May be time for a change. Personally, I’d love to see Varied Thrush as our State bird! Anyone else agree with me?

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>> Ann Marie Wood

>> Mountlake Terrace, WA

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>>> On Sep 14, 2019, at 8:17 PM, <marytweetz at gmail.com> <marytweetz at gmail.com> wrote:

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>>> I bet a lot of hard-core listers would disagree with you, Hal.

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>>> Personally I wish the banner depicted the right bird.

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>>> From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of HAL MICHAEL

>>> Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:09 AM

>>> To: mcallisters4 at comcast.net; tweeters at u.washington.edu

>>> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] State bird?

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>>> But are the staff birders?? A bird is a bird is a bird. Except maybe on a video game.

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>>> Hal Michael

>>> Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation

>>> Olympia WA

>>> 360-459-4005

>>> 360-791-7702 (C)

>>> ucd880 at comcast.net

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>>> On September 13, 2019 at 9:23 PM mcallisters4 at comcast.net wrote:

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>>> Wow, and our governor’s a birder. Embarrassing.

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>>> From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of morris sandvig

>>> Sent: Friday, September 13, 2019 9:19 PM

>>> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

>>> Subject: [Tweeters] State bird?

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>>> Just left the Capital in Olympia where there are banners depicting each of the state symbols. Unfortunately the state bird banner has the words "Goldfinch" but a picture of a Great Tit from UK. ?

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