Sunday, September 4, 2011
On August 26th Catherine Barrett made a short detour on her way home from work. When she arrived at the shoreline of Fourth Pond, there stood a different bird. She knew it was special but wasn't quite sure what it was. A quick call and look by an expert birder made the ID in no time - a juvenile male Ruff.
If Catherine had not found this bird, it would have never been seen, shared or documented. It was a great find and was a special sighting for those who managed to see it on its brief stay. I never imagined that I would ever see this bird.