A great guy. I first met him, as Dave Irons did, when I was a teen birder in the 1970s. Unlike Dave, I missed the Black-chinned Sparrow the year they nested on Roxy Ann, though I am morally certain that the female flew past me….
> On Sep 4, 2017, at 7:48 PM, James Billstine <billstinj...> wrote:
> When I was in the Rogue Valley five years ago Otis would accompany local outings for part of the morning I believe I saw my lifer White-Tailed Kite while he was along on a wintry day near Denman; I am glad we could share that together. He had some great stories, and I believe he found an Indigo Bunting singing smack in the middle of Medford just a few years ago.
> That I would hope to have his memories in the next 40 years, as he has had over his lifetime, would be a hope and a life to live for.
> James Billstine
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