It wasn't unusual to see a Red-tailed Hawk as I did today near the cottage, flying in to land in a tree beside my car:
Little did I know what was going to happen next, I suddenly found myself witnessing a mobbing by Rusty Blackbirds!
The Red-tail was not impressed with the noisy mob:
In less than a minute, the Rusties had triumphed as the Red-tailed Hawk moved on:
Timing is everything.