This week’s photo, taken January 4, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a male RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET flashing a bit of its head color.

Most of the time, the brightly colored crown of the male RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET is not visible. It might reveal it to impress a female, to intimidate another male or a possible predator, or when it wishes to show off for a bird photographer.

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About Joe Sweeney

I photograph birds to share the beauty and wonder I find in nature.
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4 Responses to Ruby

  1. says:

    Joe, Your pic are amazing!! What camera are you using? We are in Anguilla now and have pic of the birds here but will have to zoom them to see the detail as you have captured. Thinking of a new camera . Susan and her husband are here also so we have been birding with a local person who knows all the best places to see interesting birds and wildlife- also the best French coffee shops for yummy pastry! Susan

  2. Chris says:

    Ooh, look at that teeny tiny widdle beak!

  3. kathydoremus says:

    Great shot! Mine have been refusing to show me the red!

  4. Steve Beckendorf says:

    I think this little guy got too close to a scarlet paint brush!

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