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Hey, if birders get "bent out of shape" for being challenged on an ID, they
should take up a new hobby!
I have been corrected or challenged dozens of times in my 50+ years of
birding. It has made me a better birder as a result. At least it should make
people think before making a quick decision on a bird. The group last Thurs.
wanted a SBGU so badly that every dark backed gull they saw had to be one.
If people are sensitive about this, maybe they should take up knitting or
something.
Dave Pierce
St. Louis County

On Dec 22, 2007 4:33 PM, Charlene and Jim Malone <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Folks,
> I hope that it was not taken as an affront to those that said they saw the
> bird after Tuesday.
> I was not there so don't know what people saw or didn't see, nor am I
> judging them.
> I was just passing on the warning of a pink-legged LBBG and what some gull
> experts said about this bird.
> Gulls are NOT the easiest birds in the world to ID with the hybrids and
> variations, so just giving a heads up.
> NO finger pointing meant at all.
>
> Good birding,
> Charlene Malone
> St. Louis co.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: D Pierce
> To: Charlene and Jim Malone
> Cc: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2007 9:18 AM
> Subject: Re: Fw: IBET SBGU & GWGU at Carlyle - NO on Friday
>
>
> Charlene: Three of us from St. Louis birded Carlyle Lake on Thurs. We did
> not see the SBGU. We were with that group from No. Illinois and we
> corrected
> them. WE determined their bird was a LBBG. WE all saw the GWGU, however.
> Dave Pierce
> St. Louis County
>
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