Day 1: I’ve got the perfect spot picked out for a Northern Waterthrush photo: there are trees and shrubs and water, and the light is perfect. This is gonna be great!
Day 7: Still no sign of a waterthrush in my “perfect” spot. I did see one playing in a mud puddle in the middle of the woods though. Sigh.
Day 12: Grrr! This spot is terrible! There was one in my back yard today and that was cool, but no photo.
Day 15: Ahhh haaa!!! Just as I expected! A Northern Waterthrush finally showed up in my perfect spot! Sometimes being right takes a whole lot of patience.