It just had to be. When I came out of the Motel 6 in Mesa this morning on my way to the nearby Denny's for breakfast, I noticed that the license plate on my rental car was simply meant for me. Later I got a passerby to take my picture with the car. He turned out to be Matt VanWallene, the birder who found the Tufted Flycatcher at Big Bend NP in TX. It becomes a very small world when a very rare bird pulls 'em in from everywhere. I arrived at the Gilbert Water Reserve, parked the car, and began to look for the crowd of birders I expected to be staring at the teal. I ran into Tom and Sean from last June's Gambell AK trip. But after wandering around the various ponds and not seeing any of the birders I expected to see, I went back to the original spot and started over. However, at that point one of Tom's friends came by and told us the bird was in Pond Six, a new location for it. So we charged over there and sure enough, there was the crowd and there was the bird (photo). It was in with Northern Pintails, Green-winged Teal, and a few Mallards. We watched it for a hour, taking photos and chatting with friends as we watched. It was nice to see so many birders having a good time. Finally I went back to the car, drove it back to the airport, checked it in, and went to the terminal. However about that time news came in that a La Sagra's Flycatcher had appeared at Bill Baggs Park in Miami FL. So....you guessed it! I changed my flight home and instead took a flight to Fort Lauderdale. I'm in my Motel 6 (I got the last room) where I'll get set for a successful go at the dreaded LaSagra's tomorrow.