[va-richmond-general] Re: Cormorants on lakes

  • From: "Jim Blowers" <jimvb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <warfield101@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 19:23:55 -0400

I use the fifth character to denote how many. This means AMROF means 15
robins, AMRO9 means 9 robins, AMRO1 or AMRO means 1 robin, AMROX means 34
robins and so forth. If there are more than 35, I would simply say AMRO-43
or something like that. By the way, I saw AMGO4 at my feeder today (4
goldfinches). All females, and two of them fought with each other for feeder
food.

 

Jim Blowers

 

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From: va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:va-richmond-general-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Al Warfield
Sent: Tuesday, 2007 April 24 14:22
To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: Cormorants on lakes

 

All,

 

I'll agree not to use banding codes on the listserve again if you agree not
to post anything else on cormorants on interior lakes. That's not worth
anybody's time in my opinion. They are basically trash birds now. By the way
it's never AMROB. Look up what banding codes are. They are always 4 letters.
Forget the Spanish connection too. It doesn't apply here.

 

Al W.

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From: Jim Blowers <mailto:jimvb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

To: 'Al <mailto:warfield101@xxxxxxxxxxx>  Warfield' ; acdbrooks@xxxxxxxxxxx
; va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Cc: s.ridd@xxxxxxx 

Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:45 PM

Subject: RE: [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."

 

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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

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From: Jim Blowers <mailto:jimvb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  

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

 

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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

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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 
>            
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