Date: 3/26/17 4:41 am
From: Dennis Forsythe (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Passing of Gary Phillips
amen

On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 7:24 PM, Cherrie Sneed <sneedcb...> wrote:

> It is with deep sadness that I read this news about the passing Gary
> Phillips. In recent years he had not posted frequently on the listserve,
> but I always looked forward to his posts in past years. He had the most
> humorous and endearing way of reporting his yard birds and other birds in
> his "confines" as he would say. His love for birding was felt through his
> writings and will surely be missed.
>
> Cherrie
>
> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 6:58 PM, Carol Chelette <carolinabirds...>
> wrote:
>
>> When I started chemo treatment for breast cancer in 2003, they told me
>> I'd lose my hair in 16 days. So I decided to do something fun and just for
>> me that weekend. I contacted Gary about a trip he was leading at Hobcaw
>> Barony, with my target bird being a Bachman's sparrow. I listened to tapes
>> on the way down there, so when I heard the song in the field, I knew just
>> what it was. Gary was quick to find the bird for me, and we celebrated the
>> lifer. He didn't know/acknowledge I was wearing a wig, and I was delighted
>> to NOT be thinking about cancer for that morning. I've never forgotton how
>> grateful I was to him, and I am sorry to hear that the birding community
>> has lost such a special guy.
>>
>> Carol Chelette
>> Durham, NC
>>
>> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 6:38 PM, Dennis Forsythe <carolinabirds...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> All,
>>>
>>> So sorry to hear. I enjoyed many hours in the field with Gary and many
>>> different locations including his home. He will be greatly missed.
>>>
>>> Dennis
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 10:59 AM, KC Foggin <carolinabirds...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> This is so very, very heartbreaking to hear.
>>>>
>>>> Gary was right there for me when I first got in to birding. Such a sad
>>>> loss for all.
>>>>
>>>> K.C.
>>>>
>>>> K.C. Foggin
>>>> Socastee
>>>> Myrtle Beach SC
>>>>
>>>> Take nothing but pictures,
>>>> Leave nothing but footprints
>>>> Kill nothing but time
>>>>
>>>> www.birdforum.net
>>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.birdforum.net&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=4_jaPpXqslgktT-Uog8ALdY5BPnZevt0Njnml0QhzYM&s=IRsAJAJAPSbiCkhc9NLUXAMXBPzWxJp6ASeEEnHpmn8&e=>
>>>>
>>>> www.pbase.com/kcfoggin/nikon_d50_pages
>>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.pbase.com_kcfoggin_nikon-5Fd50-5Fpages&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=4_jaPpXqslgktT-Uog8ALdY5BPnZevt0Njnml0QhzYM&s=Us3NjSVg4BEU0OgMYdJWMbKS4yBa_OAh1DwYRKtyAfo&e=>
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 10:54 AM, Dwayne Martin <carolinabirds...>
>>>> > wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Gary Phillips from
>>>>> Conway, SC. Gary was a frequent poster on Carolinabirds. I saw my lifer
>>>>> Rufous Hummingbird in his yard about 18 years ago. Here is his obituary:
>>>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.legacy.com_obituaries_myrtlebeachonline_obituary&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=zqyEiiic-hS3yoi9Kw7qsVIusEZZD5k-yY8uYJptSos&s=xgU61kS68LeHPSfIY_S8NiizzPenEUTD7eQ4zpiJB9E&e= .
>>>>> aspx?n=gary-phillips&pid=184693410
>>>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.legacy.com_obituaries_myrtlebeachonline_obituary.aspx-3Fn-3Dgary-2Dphillips-26pid-3D184693410&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JldbnoHNgAuoYp-jCOtD6MVDWkQjUkXhd2HJToehyYA&s=vkGiLXN5j2TBFj8yIaertVSCisnMe2fYenJhNd4fryk&e=>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Dwayne
>>>>> *************
>>>>> J. Dwayne Martin
>>>>> Hickory, NC
>>>>> <redxbill...>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Catawba County Park Ranger
>>>>> Riverbend Park - Conover, NC
>>>>> <jdmartin...>
>>>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.catawbacountync.gov_depts_parks_&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=zqyEiiic-hS3yoi9Kw7qsVIusEZZD5k-yY8uYJptSos&s=clQbwsUG1urcT4IvT3CHwQk5lhI3ysJxIRmHGBQbkwY&e=
>>>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.catawbacountync.gov_depts_parks_&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JldbnoHNgAuoYp-jCOtD6MVDWkQjUkXhd2HJToehyYA&s=QqHx0V9cPZwMdr1nP2PKc5wTYCVj7Vv_BkkiaxNq5Go&e=>
>>>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.weatherlink.com_user_riverbendpark&d=DwIFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=zqyEiiic-hS3yoi9Kw7qsVIusEZZD5k-yY8uYJptSos&s=22dlU4WWiQGnWDPkqtZNCfK6unOtUJeLscveZPDH1OA&e=
>>>>> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.weatherlink.com_user_riverbendpark&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=JldbnoHNgAuoYp-jCOtD6MVDWkQjUkXhd2HJToehyYA&s=zktTcX0ez8F6Dumc3YRr3dUkDdZfqMOLXAhBXL-W2n0&e=>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
>>> South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
>>> South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
>>> Emeritus Professor of Biology
>>> The Citadel
>>> 171 Moultrie St,
>>> Charleston, SC 29409
>>> 843.795.3996 <(843)%20795-3996>-home
>>> 843.953.7264 <(843)%20953-7264>-fax
>>> 843.708.1605 <(843)%20708-1605>-cell
>>> <dennis.forsythe...>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> *Cherrie & Dan Sneed*
> Meggett, SC
> St. Paul's Parish
> Southern Coastal Charleston County
> &
> Robbinsville, NC
> Snowbird Mountains
> Graham County
>



--
Dennis M. Forsythe PhD
South Carolina Christmas Bird Count Editor
South Carolina Ebutterfly Reviewer
Emeritus Professor of Biology
The Citadel
171 Moultrie St,
Charleston, SC 29409
843.795.3996-home
843.953.7264-fax
843.708.1605-cell
<dennis.forsythe...>

 
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