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Friday, June 20, 2014

Backyard Birding 2

While I was waiting for the Anna's Hummingbird to check in yesterday our yard was visited by a whole flock of these little Bushtits (Psaltriparus minimus). Next to hummingbirds these are North America's smallest birds. The one pictured above is marked as a female by her striking light-colored eye. On the left is a male who seems to be showing off for a female. I don't know what these Bushtits were finding to eat on the pine branches but they worked them over pretty thoroughly before they moved on.


William Kendall said...

Nicely captured in both cases! They look quite distinctive.

Stephanie said...

Nicely captured with the plant.