[CT Birds] The fools of April and reactions to reports

asterbunch at cox.net asterbunch at cox.net
Mon Apr 2 08:09:36 EDT 2012

Hi Gina,

I am guilty of using the name Common Snipe on occassion when all of the snipe I have seen have been Wilson's.  Tough to shake the prior name or maybe it is just wishful thinking!

Thanks for sharing the aricle; it was entertaining.

Bill Asteriades

---- Sunrise Birding <sunrisebirding at aol.com> wrote: 
> Greetings Birders!
> I have to admit that I was well into reading this article before it 
> struck me that it was written on April 1 :)
> http://blog.aba.org/2012/04/the-politics-of-checklist-instability.html
> It's entertaining anyway!
> I have also read with interest the reports of Common Snipe in 
> Connecticut as of late.  Having spent much time in England in recent 
> years the subject of Wilson's vs Common/Eurasian Snipe is debated with 
> earnest.  So when I read the reports, I immediately thought WOW but I 
> suspect the CT birds reported are Wilson's.  Or is there a name change 
> in the works (again)?
> I had the same reaction to a post some time ago that was titled, 
> "Allen's Meadow Pipit" as a Meadow Pipit would be quite a sighting in 
> Connecticut!  Of course, the post referred to a Pipit that was seen at 
> Allen's Meadow.  Oh, literal me!
> Good birding!
> Gina Nichol
> Branford, CT 
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