Sunday, January 02, 2011
On this morning's walk at Shoal Creek, I saw two tiny, flitty olive-colored birds with bright patches of red on the back of their heads, like someone had touched them with a paint-covered finger. Turns out that they were ruby-crowned kinglets, and that the red is only apparent when the males are excited. I'm not sure what had them worked up (territory?), but it brightened up my morning.