Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Lots of Ruby-crowned Kinglets in our woods this morning. They can be identified by their small size, the nervous flicking their wings while they forage, and, in the spring, a loud, high, musical warble of clear notes--but probably not by the males' ruby crowns (which, as you can see, are usually hidden).
This winter I liked the white background in the bird portraits I took in front of snow drifts. This is my first photo using a white foam mat for background. Perhaps I've lost something by not having a natural background, but I am still impressed with the photo. I will keep trying this spring. I am disappointed not to have captured a reflection in the kinglet's eye, despite my having used the camera's flash.
Posted by Dan Tallman at 12:27 PM