Hawaii -- Nene
#2 January, 2013, Kilauea Point Lighthouse National Wildlife Refuge, Kauai. I just happened to be on Kauai for a family reunion related to a friend's wedding on Hawaii. While others played on the south shore, I went north. Met Mrs. Tilly of Tilly hats -- docent at Lighthouse NWR. The second bird in the quest, the bird I saw and thought, "Hey, why not every state bird in its own state?"
I had planned on using my Federal Duck Stamp to get into the refuge so I presented it at the kiosk. The young man hollered over to his friend, "Hey, Cletus, come and look at this." Well, I thought, this must be something unique. Don't see too many of those, huh? "See, I toldya it wuz a ruddy duck this year. We all had a good laugh at that one.