A sneak attack that I was not ready for but was fun to see and capture.
I was photographing this female burrowing owl as she perched on a fence and relaxed. Not expecting any action, my shutter speed was set kind of slow. Suddenly, this western kingbird appears out of nowhere and dives at the little owl, clearly not happy with its presence.
It only did it a couple of times and my camera settings weren’t right to freeze the action but the interaction is worth sharing. Western kingbirds are the bullies of the plains, entirely fearless, and willing to take on any threat. I have seen them pester hawks and even bald eagles.