I had to wait a couple of days, but when I did arrive at the designated spot, there were many birders, and a few chasers that I seem to run into at every rare bird alert, including a couple who's 6 month old baby has quite the life list already. It was pouring rain when I parked, so I hung out a bit and then decided to go get some lunch and return. And when I did, the sun was out and the Bobwhite was calling. It was, however being very gaurded about giving up its location. People came and went and eventually I got a glimps of the bird, but fumbled too long with my camera to get a photo. The one pictured below is a Bobwhite I saw last year.
And just today I was in James Gardens. Started with biking and ended with birding. As I was getting my binoculars out of the car I ran into Don Burton, who leads bird walks in James Gardens in spring and fall, and together we found a pair of Solitary Sandpipers, while looking for Spotted Sandpipers and Killdeer. Only my second new species for July, but that could change when I head down to Florida and try and chase down the Smooth-billed Ani in Miami.
Northern Bobwhite,(seen last year at Rouge Park):