doodle

This one comes in the form of a doodle Charles did. It was in a folder of his bird-watching which I still need to sort out. (Someone, somewhere, wants a list of birds seen in Colorado in 1945. And I will find them!)

I also found this treasure in the folder. A doodle Charles did, making fun of himself and other birders. He may well have done it at the CO camp in Mancos, Colorado, bored out of his mind, as his letters suggest he often was!

Charles Heinle bird watching birding

I think it’s a great look at his sense of humour, which is one of the things we all cherished about him.

UPDATE | 20 Jan 2014: I’ve just remembered that I have two shots of Charles out birding in Mancos, CO. I think they provide an excellent comparison to his cheery doodle.
Charles Heinle bird watching birding
Charles Heinle bird watching birding