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Old 10-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #41
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Thanks for letting us in on that little secret Sage. . I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.
I pretty much guess what you are talking about when I see your or any-ones...Abrev's.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #42
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fall golden seal pix 033, the roots are bright yellow pix 035. the leaves feel 'fuzzy/soft'

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Old 10-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #43
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Bird Name Acronyms

Shorthand notations for bird species names are the most popular birding acronyms. Any bird's common name can be easily transcribed into a four-letter acronym, but which four letters to use depends on the bird's name. For most species with a two word name, the first two letters of each word become the instant acronym:

HOSP – House Sparrow
WITU – Wild Turkey
RUDU – Ruddy Duck
MODO – Mourning Dove
When a bird's name has hyphenated or multiple words, the first letters of each connected word or word-like syllable may be used for the acronym:

SSHA – Sharp-Shinned Hawk
RCKI – Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
RWBB – Red-Winged Blackbird
GCRF – Gray-Crowned Rosy-Finch
In cases where the bird's name is a single word, the first four letters of the name are the standard acronym:

MERL – Merlin
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Oh, bird names are referred to by the first two letters of first and last name, for example, Peregrine Falcon is a Pefa. So can you figure out those others?
Hmm... green egrets? and Canadian geese.

I didn't realize that...although the GBHE don't quite follow that rule...shouldn't they be called GRBLHEs?

I am familiar with the abbreviation HOSP for house sparrows, but I never liked it. I guess I'm too old school. (I've never used that term in my life...I don't like it much either. LOL!)
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Bird Name Acronyms

Shorthand notations for bird species names are the most popular birding acronyms. Any bird's common name can be easily transcribed into a four-letter acronym, but which four letters to use depends on the bird's name. For most species with a two word name, the first two letters of each word become the instant acronym...

When a bird's name has hyphenated or multiple words, the first letters of each connected word or word-like syllable may be used for the acronym...

In cases where the bird's name is a single word, the first four letters of the name are the standard acronym...
Sigh...I guess I can't fight the system.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:49 PM   #46
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Great Egrets, I don't know of any green egrets. But yes, Great Blue Heron follows the rule with GBHE.
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #47
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Great Egrets, I don't know of any green egrets. But yes, Great Blue Heron follows the rule with GBHE.
It was a guess. I'm not too knowledgeable about egrets--or many birds for that matter.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:01 AM   #48
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pix 022 a pretty spicebush. pix 055 black cohosh (approx. 2' tall).

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Old 10-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #49
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Bird Name Acronyms

Shorthand notations for bird species names are the most popular birding acronyms. Any bird's common name can be easily transcribed into a four-letter acronym, but which four letters to use depends on the bird's name. For most species with a two word name, the first two letters of each word become the instant acronym:

HOSP – House Sparrow
WITU – Wild Turkey
RUDU – Ruddy Duck
MODO – Mourning Dove
When a bird's name has hyphenated or multiple words, the first letters of each connected word or word-like syllable may be used for the acronym:

SSHA – Sharp-Shinned Hawk
RCKI – Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
RWBB – Red-Winged Blackbird
GCRF – Gray-Crowned Rosy-Finch
In cases where the bird's name is a single word, the first four letters of the name are the standard acronym:

MERL – Merlin
Even at that I'd have a hard time with the names (Especially the second set) unless they are used and asked about a few times to sink in.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:23 PM   #50
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Well, that HOSP acronym is easy for me to remember, don't know if that would be the case for the others!
I finally came across a bit of fall color down south this weekend; a sycamore leaf with blooming turkscap!
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