Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ruby Crowned Kinglets Return

Ruby Crowned 

Ruby Crowned 

We stayed outside for most of the day on Saturday since good weather is such a rarity around these parts. All was quiet and Chris noticed a very small bird in the trees. At first she thought it was a hummingbird since it was moving about quickly. We eventually determined it was a few ruby-crowned kinglets. We watched them dart off the branches to get insects, and when you watch long enough and get lucky, you can even see the ruby crown on the male. The bottom picture shows a bit of the ruby crown, but occasionally there is a large brilliant flash of ruby. If the sun keeps shining and they return today , we'll try for a better picture of this little cutie showing off his crown.

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