Could it possibly be
a bird I’ve wanted to see?
Oh no don’t fly away!
Please let me see
move for me,
turn your head so I can see
a Ruby-crowned Kinglet! YES!!
The moment “Ruby-crowned Kinglet” is mentioned to any photographer or birder, the face is transformed into a beaming smile of light. Before a proper conversation can take place, off that person jogs to find the treasure, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
This tiny tiny bird does not stay still for long. Oh no! It is a photographer’s greatest challenge to even get one clear frame. I patiently followed one Kinglet, determined to get at least one frame of his red feathers on the top of his head. Of about 40 frames, I got one frame that fully showed those red feathers. Oh yes I did get other frames that showed some portions of the red feathers, but I didn’t show you due to my poem. (smile) I just had to keep the suspension going! LOL
I thought by posting this today you would get some idea of what a photographer goes through while out in the field. Some days are easier then others. Twice I saw male Ruby-crowned Kinglets with their red feathers up, what they do when they become aggressive. They were buried so deeply in thickets there was no way I could get a clear shot. If you would like to learn more about this tiny bird (3.5-4.3 in [9-11 cm] in length), click on the links I provided.
“Today is a glorious day! Celebrate that you are alive!”
Photography/ “Treasure Hunt” /April 2020©AmyRose Photogaphy
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