Home again, home again in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m already tending to the birds.
Or shall I say Bob did the tending when he turned on the backyard stream and immediately this little bird dropped by.
I had to look through my Peterson Field Guide of Western Birds to decide it’s a Ruby Crowned Kinglet.
No ruby to be seen so I assumed it was a female. But I later learned (after I originally posted this) that it could also be a male. Only the male will show the ruby tufted crown, but only when he pleases!
So for ruby we have to look to the Anna’s hummingbird who also dropped by the stream today, his ruby crown visible.
I love them all.