The call went out, there’s been a sighting,
A world class bird, her name, Soo Whiting.

From near and far, like a grand migration,
Friends flocked together in celebration.

To honor a friend who’s tried and true,
And shares with all a world wide view.

She’s winged about for eighty years,
And earned respect from all her peers.

From Gazette’s Bird News and All Outdoors,
To partners with Flip in Osprey Tours.

And speaking of husband, Captain Flip,
A “Class A” guy . . . a real Blue Chip.

In planes and boats, they forever roamed,
And one year toured in a mobile home

As proof Soo’s always on the go,
She just returned from Borneo

Birding the Vineyard ? Where to turn to?
Soo and Barbara’s Vineyard Birds II.

Stumped on a bird ? Call Soo to chat,
Rat-a-tat-tat ! Rat-a-tat-tat!

Botanist, ecologist, conservationist,
Ornithologist, columnist, philanthropist,

Author, tour leader, sociologist,
And our “Let’s get together” catalyst.

For all your gifts, to you we thank,
Yank-yank. Yank-Yank ! Yank-yank. Yank-Yank!

Happy Birthday Soo, on EIGHTY,
Chick – a- dee – dee, Chick – a –dee.