I snuck away from work the other day and went out to try for some afternoon mallards before they all migrate south. Couldn't get permission for the field I wanted, so I took a chance on an iffy field. Shot a couple birds at the end, when I was about to leave early, and didn't get them on camera. Shot a strange pair of eclipse drakes that came in. Went out and picked them up, even lifted up to show their heads on camera, laid them down by my layout blind, and was about to get back in when one of them took off on me. I've never had that happen before , where a bird that had zero movement when I picked it up and laid it down came back to life and flew off. I had tried for head shots on the two birds, and I figure maybe I dinged one pellet off its skull and had knocked it out maybe? Weird. I show the birds at about 1:50 on the video, and shoot it at 2:08...for the second time. Sorry , I say a bad word as well. I also came to the conclusion that shooting birds on my hard right (I.m a leftie) is much harder while wearing the brace, and I come out of battery and end up shooting the gun off my muscle, and out of line with my face. I had an easy triple, but muffed it when the gun mount moved because of the body brace. Lesson learned. Shoot them out front if possible, or even to the left (which is normally a harder shot for me out of a layout). Did get a triple on a left hand swing, so that made my day. I did have some opportunitites for singles when bigger flocks were working. I think I may have to reconsider that "bird in the hand" thing while hunting.