Yesterday was a perfect picture taking day – cold, slightly overcast, with the leaves still sporting a bit of autumn splash. And much to my delight, my favorite fall fidgeter showed up – the Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
Like many of my backyard birds, this fellow has an appetite for Bark Butter.
It can be a bit tricky to get an unblurry picture of him because his wings are constantly flitting, and when he lands he doesn’t linger.
He opted to keep his ruby crown tucked away on this visit, though you can see a hint of his read head feathers peeking through in some of the pictures.
I am hoping that now that he has discovered this backyard buffet, he will be a regular visitor and that he will eventually grant me a glimpse (and a photo) of his glorious crown.
He really is a cute little guy!
22 thoughts on “My Favorite Fall Fidgeter”
Thank you for sharing. The photos are beautiful
Wonderful photos Kathy. I particularly like his stance and the infusion of red in the second to last photo.
He looks like he is sporting a bit of an attitude in that one!
Beautiful pictures of the cute bird.
I love your photos with all the different poses!
Thanks! I was quite happy that he showed up. 🙂
I’d say each of these photos is quite wonderful. I’m looking forward eagerly to your capture of its ruby crown.
I have only really captured the full crown once…it is one of my all time favorite photos. Here’s hoping for a second shot this season!
All the pictures are great, but that second from the bottom showing off his red crown and looking at you is precious!
Several years ago I had one of these fellows take a bit of Bark Butter out of my hand. They are curious little fidgets!
That would be so sweet to see and have them do that. My friend lives in New York and has feeders to cater to various birds and she has chickadees frequent one feeder. They are so happy to see the seeds that they will perch on her hand as she fills the feeder, so she cups her hands with seeds and they just eat like that.
All lovely photos. What a beautiful bird.
I think they have cartoon looking eyes!
Love that touch of red on his head! ❤️ Awesome photos!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Do you get these guys out west?
No, not that I have seen! 😃
A cute little bird and your photos are amazing. I love the ones with the wings up. You are a fantastic photographer.
Those are my favorite too. 😊
What a jewelled gem!
Oooh….”jeweled gem” – I like that!
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