Ruby-crowned Kinglet, flightiest sprite in the forest

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a tiny little bird, weighing in at only 6.9 g or less than a quarter ounce. Despite its small size, it has to be one of the speediest foragers of all time. I come to this conclusion honestly, after trying with no luck to digiscope one individual that was foraging quite close. Their main targets are spiders, insects and insect eggs. Below is one of the two shots I managed where the bird actually showed up on the picture. I did crop quite a bit, but I left as much bird in as possible.

With this second shot, I had more cooperation. Identifiable, yes. Print worthy, not really. Maybe like Britney Spears, this Ruby-crown had a bad haircut to hide.


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