I have had a *thing* for ghost magpies ( bit.ly/1qpU0zp ) ever since I first saw one a year or two ago. I think they are amazing -- so much so that there is even one in the novel I'm working on.
I've been trying to get a photograph of one ever since I first saw them. Today is the first day I've seen one when I had a camera in my hand (well actually I saw one, went home, got my camera and got back just in time to get a couple shots of it before it flew off).
I'm not especially pleased with how these photos worked out, but they are a step in the right direction. Hopefully it'll stick around a bit longer next time :)