Wow, Ruby-crowned Kinglets are a hard bird to photograph! It's not just the tiny size (3.5 to 4.3 in) or that they're usually hiding in tree tops full of camouflage, it's the flitting about from branch to branch. Kinglets are adorable birds though, so I gave it my best effort to capture one this morning. Out of 24 takes...here's what I can share, without too much trepidation. Hope you enjoy?!?!
It is constantly active, and is easily recognized by its characteristic wing-flicking. Its flight has been described as "swift, jerky, and erratic." (^ Dunne, Peter (2006). Pete Dunne's essential field guide companion. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 487.ISBN 0-618-23648-1).
Love the 'peek-a-boo' look of this image. It was probably looking for small insects and spiders, which is their main diet.
Hey, I think it finally noticed me! Well, time to go...bye bye little bird.
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