I have to laugh a little bit at this. This great bird showed up the day after I left for a week's birding in AZ (which is off to a great start BTW). This is at least the fifth time a state first has shown up in CT when I've been away, off the top of my head! I can think of: Red-necked Stint, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Snowy Plover, and now WT Kite. I think CT birders would be smart to pay for me to take a vacation every now and then!