Yes, I confess to missing three (or two...? don't recall for certain, but believe it was three) times before connecting. [Hey, what do you want from offhand shooting with a mis-matched combination of "bullet and rifling-twist" in a short 14.5" barrel, at a target that's maybe twice as big as your thumb? There; that's my excuse. :wavey: ]
That bird just sat there until the shot that got it. Second bird about 4 feet away took off at the eruption of feathers when bird #1 got hit.