It would be the last time I saw the Groove Billed Ani. Kathie would go again and not spot the bird. I was bummed out about the timing. She was kind and said it was okay.
You win some and you lose some in the business of chasing a rare bird. We saw the Common Loon together and were happy about that find. But this one we couldn't both claim. Kathie has to see the bird to make it count. I have to get it on camera to make it count. Once it's on camera, I will count the bird if I hear it by call alone. So what kind of birder are you? And would you follow birder etiquette to get that shot?