calidris (speckled water bird) canutus (the Danish King Canute, or Knut, who was know for trying to hold back the tide)
Sunday, May 23, 1982 — 4:00 pm
Racine, Wisconsin — Wind Point — Lake Michigan
I was wandering along the rocky beach between Lake Michigan and the golf course near the tip of Wind Point. I spotted the Red Knot walking with a large flock of Ruddy Turnstones. At one point, it walked about five feet away from the flock, then flew back into the middle of the group. As I approached, the flock flushed and headed out over the lake in a compact clump, turned in unison and disappeared to the south. The Red Knot flew right in the center of the clump.