There are times when I go out to photograph a specific species but come home with images of birds I didn’t expect to see.

Western KingbirdWestern Kingbird – Nikon D200, f6.3, 1/3000, ISO 500, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Yesterday Burrowing Owls with chicks were my target species but I wasn’t able to get as close as I would have liked though I did get images of this lovely Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) that Ron spotted along the dirt road we were on. A little bit of Serendipity!

I’ll try for the owls again later but I am quite happy with this “consolation prize”.