31 Jul 14. A couple months back while I was chatting with a local about driving to Fir Island, a 2 hour drive from here including a ferry ride, to shoot snow geese, I was informed of a location nearby (40 minutes away) that also serves as a host for the birds each winter. The flock is not nearly as big, numbering perhaps a few thousand vice the 10 -12 thousand bird flock on Fir Island, but large enough, I think, to offer some potential, so this next season we plan to check it out. While Jan was back east visiting with Scott and family in May I drug out my favorite horror movie, one by Hitchcock which she doesn't particularly love, namely The Birds. If you haven't watched it in a long while I highly recommend you re-watch it for the sole reason of taking a good look at the special effects in the movie. If you've never seen it you should. Recall that it was filmed in 1963, long before computer animation was available on the scale we now appreciate, and ask yourself how did he get the birds to do what they did. If you have access to the DVD version you get to see some material that didn't make it to the final cut. Now I have to admit that my first time seeing this movie I didn't give much thought to its production, but this time I did! Afterwards I thought I'd create my own still from the plot and instead of using something small like seagulls, I'd go with something bigger, like snow geese!! The movie was a bit dark in places, so I decided my background for a new "poster" should also be on the dark side and in this case I've elected to display the birds gathering along the roadside for their next attack, a scene from an optional ending for the movie that wasn't used because it was too dark. This being Theatrical Thursday the image is a creative one, but certainly fitting for the subject! Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 400; 1/800 sec @ f / 6.3.