I watch this very much from the sidelines, I don’t get out to bird as often as
most of you do, but I will put in a very friendly 2¢. Please don’t jump on me
for putting this out there.
I enjoy watching the ebb and flow of the natural world via this list. I enjoy
seeing that are crossbills out on the parkway or a merlin in Oceanside. (BTW -
I’ve never seen a crossbill, so it would be exciting for me.) I actually enjoy
the short essays and wish I was there. "If I have the opportunity to get away
from my desk," I think, "that’s where I’ll go.”
I sincerely suggest that everyone take a deep breath (or two or three). This
time of year is stressful for many reasons - particularly this year. Let’s just
be kind to our fellow birders and understand that no list is perfect for
Frankly, I’d rather read this list’s emails than the 75 I get with
advertisements and news I’m sick over. My only advice is, if you don’t care for
it, delete it. It’s just an email. If you have a better method or want
different info, create a new list. I know very well how hard it is to cultivate
a list. It’s hard work and takes years to build something substantial and
useful. You simply can’t please everyone - and those people will move on to
something that fits better for them.
Thank you to everyone who posts and shares - it is appreciated, at least by me.
Be kind to each other.
Happy Birding & (as always) I hope to get out there soon.
> On Dec 1, 2016, at 9:55 AM, Andrew Baksh <birdingd...@gmail.com> wrote:
> And there it is right there. "It seems that in reporting, like life, one
> man's ceiling is another man's floor."
> All it takes is a bit of common sense (I know it is not common), to figure
> out what might be interesting and how often to report. Some get it while
> others well...want to be heard and that too, is okay.
> Perhaps, rather than kvetching over what should be posted, folks would be
> better off getting out there and finding birds. If successful, post them
> using whatever medium but ensuring (if the find is noteworthy) that it
> reaches the wider birding community. Which is where this discussion kicked
> off - see the Brooklyn ATFL.
> Shaming anyone into not posting because of posting what "you" deem to be
> unworthy is non productive and just serves to alienate and drive people away.
> I have seen this happening already where many folks have resorted to creating
> text groups or using other tools of communication that shield them from the
> too oft critics that seem to spend more time criticizing than reporting
> Furthermore, let's hope this argument on which audience or what NYS birds
> cater to is now beaten to death never to raise its head again.
> Inclusive not exclusive this thing of ours should be.
> "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule
> of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~
> Frederick Douglass
> 風 Swift as the wind
> 林 Quiet as the forest
> 火 Conquer like the fire
> 山 Steady as the mountain
> Sun Tzu <http://refspace.com/quotes/Sun_Tzu> The Art of War
>> (= '.'=)
>> (") _ (")
>> Sent from somewhere in the field using my mobile device!
> Andrew Baksh
> www.birdingdude.blogspot.com <http://www.birdingdude.blogspot.com/>
> On Dec 1, 2016, at 9:06 AM, Mike <mike...@optonline.net
> <mailto:mike...@optonline.net>> wrote:
>> See, I would have just assumed the CBS News crew was on the scene because
>> the the rabid coyote was also in the running for a cabinet post.
>>>> Indeed, with S. Palin and Linda McMahon in consideration perhaps the
>>>> Hulkster and Rowdy Roddy Piper are on deck.
>> Mike Cooper
>> Ridge, LI, NY
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