A few years ago I saw something large fly into my backyard and land in a tree. I got my binoculars out of the house and was shocked to find that it was a duck! I knew about wood ducks, I had seen them in parks and ponds, I had read that they nested in trees but I had never actually seen it before. Let alone right in my backyard. There’s something very weird that happens when you see a familiar thing in an unfamiliar location. Like finding a penguin in your bathtub.