Generally we brace ourselves for one-day-wonders when something cool turns up... the Red Phalarope Dale Ohl found on Sunday stuck around through at least 5:45 pm on Monday, though. That evening we got 1.5 inches of rain in the span of a few hours and by this morning it was gone. No body was found, so we'll just wish her the best.
Blurry, they may be. But what a bird. Absolutely stunning creature. Very fortunate to have crossed paths.
Edit: Carolyn Ohl's post on the Red Phalarope is up on the Christmas Mountains Oasis blog.