Danny: Keanu Reeves goes to shoot Swayze but he can't cos he loves him sooo much an' he's firing his gun up in the air and he's like "AAH!" Ever fired your gun up in the air and gone "AAAH?"
Angel: No, I have not ever fired my gun up in the air and gone "AAAH!"
Hot Fuzz; 2006
Why was I firing my "gun" up in the air and going "AAAH' ?
Well it all started on the day of our Christmas Bird Count. I was busily counting white cheeked pintails when they errupted (and I thought oops I've spooked the ducks) and then with an audible bang a huge peregrine hit the water right in the middle of the flock - a lovely big slaty black bird (I'm thinking female from size).
This is not the first time this has happened and the end result was a tipping point. I am now the proud owner of a Nikon d300 and Sigma 50-500mm lens. Exciting new pictorial results to follow. No thermalling raptor, flitting passerine, dragonfly or small reptile will be safe from me now.
In the meantime there may be an Osprey in this picture....let me know if you find it cos I can't.