|Date: ||Mon, 4 Mar 2002 13:00:16 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||Marysue Meints <mamakitticat@EARTHLINK.NET>|
|Sender: ||Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Marysue Meints <mamakitticat@EARTHLINK.NET>|
|Subject: ||Re: Name Games|
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Thank you all for "defending" my October Glory Maple tree and the word
This whole thread has been quite amusing, fun, and enlightening.
I'd like to add about the "Northern" thing: A Northern Mockingbird would be
found in "North America" as opposed to "South America", for instance.
Likewise we all are "Northerners" when talking about all the Americas. We
happen to be a subset of Southern. I see the relevancy of calling
Mockingbirds and Cardinals "Northern". Also in calling some birds "Eastern"
or "Western", oh, this could go on and on.
I love the Eastern Bluebirds I see everyday in my backyard.
I love the Northern Cardinal I saw briefly in the feeder yesterday, for the
first time in MONTHS!
And I love the many House Finches that we have around, though they sure
don't live in my house, or even on it! (they have nests in trees and shrubs
around here.) ;)
(Northern-Southron) Marysue in Bethlehem, Barrow Co., GA