(No, this isn't what I saw! This is an internet photo of an Owl....)
Dog-walking past the perimeter fence of my old allotment the other day, I was amazed and delighted to spot, perched atop a pole on the neighbouring site, this (squint at the shape in front of the trees):
A decidedly huge owl.
I fumbled excitedly for my phone, failing miserably for a minute or two to find the camera setting without my specs.
It wasn't easy, standing on tiptoe to reach over the fence, to snap this magnificent bird.
Then I watched it for a while, awe-struck and thrilled to my core..... until.....
...I realised that it hadn't moved a millionth of an inch since I first spotted it.
Fake Owl, guardian of the neighbouring pigeon crees, I salute you.
Go on, you may jeer. Everyone else did.