Last year during my Maine Big Year, I made two trips to Aroostook County in northern Maine (9 hours round trip) trying to get a Greater White-fronted Goose. The bird was swimming with thousands of Canada Geese at an extreme distance. On the second trip, I finally found the bird after two hours of scoping.
Then today, one shows up in yard of a private residence, just 12 miles from our home.
Why couldn’t this western bird have shown up closer to home LAST year!!!!