Wife says - "Oh look at this" - I grab a camera (an old Canon D30) and rush to the kitchen (well, when I say rush, this is relative, bearing in mind my heart monitor and arthritis!!) switching the camera on as I run, screwing the 100-300 zoom to about mid way - and there's a Jay.
Quite unusual for him to visit this early in the year - so I quickly take a snap through the double glazed window - had I tried to open it - he would have been long gone!
Not a bad result considering. This was NOT this year, but it IS still one of my favourite photos and I'm glad I got it - because this year I would never have got to the dammed kitchen in time!!