One of the things I always say is be patient when bird watching..
Keep a camera with you 24/7/365 if you can.. I find this hard.. But I have two cameras, so it shouldn't be.. I have been waiting for this red bellied woodpecker to come back to the corn treat, and finally got him, not the clearest picture due to the door being wet with moisture.. But its the best I could do for now.. ~Whitney