Ruby-crowned Kinglet
(Regulus calendula)
Photographed in Gonzales, Texas by Jim Rosso.

The "ruby crown" of the Ruby cr. Kinglet is rarely seen. In the second picture below it is barely noticeable. This kinglet is hunting insects. The Kinglet and the Sapsucker

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet
This Ruby-crowned Kinglet flew down onto the ground where I was standing and started hunting for insects. Half of the pictures that I took were out of focus because the bird was moving so fast. I was unable to determine which insect it was hunting for on this day in February.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet