Date: 7/29/22 10:57 am
From: Allen Gathman <agathman...>
Subject: Re: Charlene Malone
I wonder if someone would like to write an "In Memoriam" for Charlene to be
included in the upcoming issue of The Bluebird? It sounds like she was
important to a lot of birders in the state.

-Allen Gathman
Editor, The Bluebird

On Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 9:08 PM Hazelwood, Susan <HazelwoodS...>
wrote:

> Connie, thanks for sharing this news ... sad though it is.
>
> I disagreed with Charlene twice on bird ID's. Never again was I so
> foolish! She generously shared what I had missed on both ID's and when I
> checked reference books later I found that she was correct. I learned that
> it was no surprise that was the case. Charlene's knowledge base (and Jim's
> too) of birds, their behavior and habitats was endless. If we had not lived
> 125 miles apart and I hadn't had a demanding job I would have wanted to
> have birded with her often. Back in the day of my chasing rare birds we
> often ended up in the same locations at the same time and would at least
> get in a quick chat. I've missed that over the last several years.
>
> Jim, and others luck enough to call Charlene a friend, you have my
> sympathy. Charlene's passing is a loss that reaches far beyond what she
> would have expected. Sad news indeed.
>
> Susan Hazelwood
> Columbia, MO
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Missouri Wild Bird Forum <MOBIRDS-L...> On Behalf Of
> Cornelius Alwood
> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2022 7:48 AM
> To: <MOBIRDS-L...>
> Subject: Charlene Malone
>
> Mo Birders,
>
> Jim Malone informed me that his wife, Charlene Malone died last night.
> "She went peacefully," Jim said. But that's not how Charlene lived. She was
> a force of nature in the St. Louis birding community. For two decades
> Charlene birded the area from Busch CA to the west to Carlyle Lake to the
> east from Two Rivers NWR to the north to Baldwin Lake to the south,
> Charlene was there and often in several places in a day's time.
>
> Few birders could match her keen eye, nor her knowledge of bird song. And
> in those two decades no one found more "Hot-Line" birds than Charlene did.
> I remember a day in early April, 2000, when she called in a Black Scoter at
> Riverlands and within a couple of hours, she called again to report a Ruff
> on Collinsville Road in nearby Illinois.
>
> Physical infirmities finally caught up with Charlene. She has been
> inactive for a few years, but there was a time......
>
> Connie Alwood
> St. Louis County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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