[Above and below: images of the female Red Phalarope at Forsythe NWR today. She is transitioning into breeding plumage. Notice the big wing stripe - one nickname for Red Phalarope is "Sea Sanderling," thanks to this stripe. Click to enlarge photos.]
“Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have somone click the shutter.” ― Ansel Adams [I love Ansel Adams' humility with this quote. And wisdom, too.]
I wanted something about timing this thoughtful Thursday because this Red Phalarope was gracious enough to hang around, and be reported at a time when I could drop my responsibilities right on the floor and dash out to see it - right place, right time, right move.