Jude and I came home after being out of town over the weekend and found
reports of a possible redshank on the flats behind the Arcata sewage ponds.
The report was made by two birders, one of whom is comparatively new to the
game and the other who we have not met but may also not be experienced...
some of you may have dialed up the box here and heard bizarre reports from
our mysterious (to most, yet) 'Birder Of Fortune'.
Upon hearing these reports we were skeptical. Talked to Gary Lester who
also expressed skepticism...why was the bird not a Ruff?
We haven't gone to look for 'the redshank' since we feel it doesn't exist.