Sorry to hear this is very sad news. Roger and his wife also found the
only state record of Sandwich Tern at Manitou Lake in Teller County, an
amazing bird for Colorado, that I doubt will show up again any time soon.
Pueblo West, CO
On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 9:55 AM Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
> Colorado has lost a great one, as Roger Linfield yesterday lost an
> eight-month battle to cancer. He rose to the top (literally and
> figuratively) in many fields. Birders and Peak-baggers know him as the
> seventh person in the Fourteener/400 Club, reached after he climbed all of
> the 14,000’ peaks and saw 400 birds in Colorado. His name sits at the top
> of listers for such varied counties as Phillips and Clear Creek. Prior to
> peak-bagging, he was one of the nation’s top rock climbers, and he was a
> valued leader for the Colorado Mountain Club. After all of those exploits,
> Roger became interested kayaking. Many of these activities were shared with
> his wife, Brenda, who was a key board member of Colorado Field
> Ornithologists and joined Roger in the Fourteener/400 Club. For NASA’s
> Joint Propulsion Laboratory, then later at Ball Aerospace that brought him
> to Colorado, he was Dr. Roger Linfield, a celebrated astronomer. Roger led
> many of us on a remarkable trail of accomplishment, togetherness, and
> inspiration. I cherish the times we spent together, and I value what he
> taught me. He will be missed greatly—by many.
> Larry Modesitt
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