You've heard that cliche definition of insanity, but have you heard of the birder version?
So Einstein didn't actually say "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" even though this popular quote is often attributed to him. Not only that, but it's not truly the definition of insanity. But it sounds about right, doesn't it? Especially if you apply the theory to patch birding. We love patch birding, don't get me wrong. It's just a little bit insane, don't you think?