Re: Locations of sightings

Mike Feighner

My take on this as follows:

When I report, I always assume there is someone who is new out there and has never heard of the location. I put myself in the reader's shoes and ask myself whether I can follow the directions I am giving. Is there anything that is not clear? I also differentiate the location in the email title such as Shadow Cliffs Regional Park (Alameda County) or Point Isabel (Contra Costa County). Some may say well isn't that obvious? Well, it just might not be so obvious to someone. I also never abbreviate location names such as SCRP for Shadow Cliffs Regional Park or PI for Point Isabel.

Michael Feighner
Livermore, CA, Alameda County

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Bob Power
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [EBB_Sightings] Locations of sightings

Greg, I'm as guilty as the next person. We'll all be good for a while and then
we'll slip. I don't think anyone would object to a direct question like: "Could
you be more specific about this location?" Don't hesitate to ask for more
clarity directly from the person who posts a sighting.
Good birding,
Bob Power
Oakland, CA

From: "" <>
Sent: Tue, September 21, 2010 6:47:56 PM
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] Locations of sightings

Hi There,

I must admit to not knowing the entire area covered by EBB. I would think others
on the list or someone just moving into the area, may feel the same. May I
suggest putting the City of the location of a posted sightings? It would be
helpful in finding the location.



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