More exciting news:
I asked for help on the Carolinas birding list for directions, etc. to the Franklin's Gull. Many people have responded and BIG THANKS to all of them - now it will be easy to find the bird!
Someone told me that they read on this blog that I need Brown-headed Nuthatch. And yes I do. He said that if I learn the call it's easy in the pines along the lake that the Franklin's is at. That's excellent news as it makes for a likely 2 year birds which will put me at 368 for the year, just 32 away from 400! In Arizona I'll dash through 400. Eyes are on the end of year number! 402? 406? 410? January 1st, 2012 12:00:00 am will tell!:) No, not December 31st, 2011 11:59 pm because what if I heard an unusual owl calling in the last minute of 2011? Yes, unlikely, EXTREMELY unlikely, but you don't count your number until the year is officially over!