This worked better by pure chance yesterday when I tried to take a photo of a bird at the feeder, and it just happened to fly away. When I am trying to take a photo the moment the bird leaves the feeder, my reaction time is too slow!
Bad flight path (rear shot) - Strike one!
Bad flight path (rear shot again) and bird is overexposed from noon sun. Strike Two!
Nearly ever other shot.....Late to the party! Strike Three!