Date: 11/18/18 11:09 am From: Tim Rodenkirk <timrodenkirk...> Subject: [obol] Goodbye to OBOL from Mr. Bill
I would like to offer a farewell to OBOL and the Oregon birding community on behalf of a dear friend of mine, Bill Evans (Mr. Bill). Mr. Bill started birding with me back in 1995 or so. Once he got the hook in him it was there for good. Sadly, Mr. Bill passed away in October. I know he had some friends he met through OBOL, pelagic trips and CBC's. Bill would want his friends and acquaintances to know he appreciated them. He had keen mind and very much enjoyed and learned from all the OBOL postings. He particularly enjoyed the conflicts, humor and drama OBOL is host to on occasion. Only in a fun sort of way. He didn't take things too seriously most of the time so OBOL was a great source of entertainment at times and he really appreciated all the expertise made available by so many outstanding birders in Oregon. Mr. Bill is gone in body from us but his spirit lives on. Don't be surprised if a Mr. Bill sighting is reported along with a headless duck in Area 51 at this year's Coos Bay CBC (pardon the inside joke).
PS: I posted this for Eric who met Bill way back in their college days. I knew Bill mostly from the Coos Bay CBC. He always was fun to be around, I will miss seeing him for sure. And yes, the Coos Bay CBC has an "Area 51" which only Bill and Eric covered and which had some extraordinarily cosmic ornithological rarities that remain top secret. Cheers Mr. Bill!