Friday, November 6, 2009

Ruby Crested Kinglet

I've posted a few pictures of the Ruby Crested Kinglet in the Spring. Now the little guy is heading back south, but not before he stopped at Grant Park for some road trip snacks.

In the Spring, we saw the Kinglets in trees. This little one was foraging in the leaves on the ground. Good thing he flits around a lot because he could risk being stepped on.

He is so tiny, he could hide behind a leaf.

He moves faster than the shutter - maybe trying to get a better look at my camera?

I almost deleted this photo - thinking he had flitted away and I missed him - until I saw him, close to the left edge of the photo - looking right into the camera.


  1. That last photo is so great!!! I'm glad you didn't delete it. I love it when I look at a picture on my computer and discover that there were more birds in the picture than I thought.

  2. I just love that third shot! The look on his little face is so cute.

  3. Such a cute expression on his little face in #3, as if to say: "Who, me?" Great capture.

  4. We had one come to our door, we live in LaPush WA. He sat on my slipper and let me pick him up and he came inside and got warm and then let me pick him up and take him outside, it was 28 degrees today. He was quite cute. Have photos of him.