Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

I'd like to introduce you to the ruby-crowned kinglet, one of the smallest birds I've ever seen.

This is made life-size, and it fits easily in my hand.
One day I walked past a pine tree that was holding a flock of these tiny birds, and it sounded like a lot of little bells ringing. It was a magical moment. If you listen to its song on Cornell's site, it's the first few notes of the recorded song that I must have been hearing.

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