For those of us who are not that savvy, please write out the names or use an easily understood shortened name such as "red belly". I don't even bother to read the emails with the "codes". That may be fine for surveys but not for many of us just plain bird lovers. Nelda ----- Original Message ----- From: Jim Blowers To: Al Warfield;acdbrooks@xxxxxxxxxxx;va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: s.ridd@xxxxxxx Sent: 4/24/2007 1:45:34 PM Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Cormorants on lakes Yes, but then it needs to be spread out when reporting to others. Write down AMROB on your on-site birding list, but write ?American Robin, 11? on a report to us. (That ?B? is my code ? hexadecimal for ?11?). And that code for the Canada Goose needs to be changed, maybe to CNGS. Otherwise, Spanish/English-speaking birders are going to laugh every time they see CAGO. Unless you want to make a comment about these birds. Yes, they do mess up parks and other land. Jim Blowers ?I tawt I taw a TUTI bird.? From: Al Warfield [mailto:warfield101@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, 2007 April 24 13:21 To: Jim Blowers; acdbrooks@xxxxxxxxxxx; va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: s.ridd@xxxxxxx Subject: Re: [va-richmond-general] Re: Cormorants on lakes I think you guys need to take the course on how to do bird surveys. These are standard banding codes. Look up banding codes - Google it - and you will see that it's the coming way to abbreviate birds seen or heard. When surveying one does not have time to write down complete bird names. Al Warfield ----- Original Message ----- From: Jim Blowers To: acdbrooks@xxxxxxxxxxx ; warfield101@xxxxxxxxxxx ; va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: s.ridd@xxxxxxx Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 9:41 PM Subject: RE: [va-richmond-general] Re: Cormorants on lakes I agree. I would rather hear about robins than about AMROs. Besides, CAGO means ?I poop? in Spanish. Jim Blowers From: va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ann Brooks Sent: Monday, 2007 April 23 21:01 To: warfield101@xxxxxxxxxxx Cc: s.ridd@xxxxxxx; va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Cormorants on lakes ALL I certainly understand the desire to use the abbreviations for our birds, especially when they are fairly obvious DCCO, but I have to tell you I think this is a good way to turn people off. ANN BROOKS On Apr 23, 2007, at 2:51 PM, Al Warfield wrote: Linda & I visited Three Lakes Nature Center (in Henrico Co) on Saturday - the one that was featured in the Saturday TD - and saw DC Cormorants (DCCO) and Canada Geese (CAGO) there. There was one CAGO nesting on an island. Also, that's a good place to see EABL and CHSP - on an asphalt path from one of the lakes to the parking lot. Other than that there were some TUTI and a few RBWP and DOWP. Al Warfield ----- Original Message ----- From: s.ridd@xxxxxxx To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 2:02 PM Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Cormorants on lakes Echo Lake in western Henrico County has spring migrating Cormorants.- Sue -------------- Original message ---------------------- From: tyler turpin <tylerturpin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > Mr. Barnett > Thank you for reporting the Cormorants at U of R lake. They made a year round > presence at Canterbury lake off Pump Road starting 3 or 4 years ago.Cormorants > have made a great comeback in less than 20 years. In the early 1990's they > were > only a few at the Jamestown Ferry dock. They are now year round even on Lake > Robinson in Rockbridge County (the county around Lexington VA) I have started > to > keep track of the ponds and lakes a mile or more from the rivers that do not > connect to a river or only connect to a river by a mile or more of creek > and > contain Cormorants. I have the following locations so far by personal > observation or listserve reports:What other inland locations can we add? > > Rockwood Park Chesterfield > Swift Creek Reservoir Chesterfield > Harrison Lake Charles City > Canterbury Lake Henrico > Tuckahoe Creek Route 6 vicinity Goochland/Henrico > Curles Neck inland former gravel mine ponds Henrico > Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Henrico > U of R lake Henrico > Byrd Park Lakes Richmond > > > You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to > va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject > field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, > //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general. > You are subscribed to VA-Richmond-General. To unsubscribe, send email to va-richmond-general-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/va-richmond-general.