One of the great things about the Birding Community (especially the Maine Birding Community) occurs when a rare bird visits a residential feeder. The homeowner will post visiting directions (park on left side of road, stand behind swing set, etc.) and the Birding crazies will respectfully arrive (wearing masks), wait for the bird . . . and ooh and ahh when it arrives. These “stakeouts” can become social situations with birder exchanging war stories and laughter.
Currently there is a Bullock’s Oriole being seen in Freeport, Maine and the owner posts daily updates of the bird’s comings and goings . . . along with a “visitor’s welcome” message.