Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Winter Kinglet

Winter Kinglet

On Jan. 7, 2016, at Ridgefield NWR, I came by a downed tree that had been laying there for years, covered with thick moss and at this moment, spots of melting snow/ice that would likely be completely melted in the next hour or so.  I really wanted to capture a bird on this perch.  In addition to seeing woodpeckers, creepers, nuthatches, and wrens while I waited here (but not landing on this perch), this Ruby-crowned Kinglet jumped up on the log for a blink of an eye.  I was able to catch a couple of frames but I wished the bird had been looking more in the camera’s direction. Still, I like the wintry scene.


Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 2000, 500mm, 11:24 a.m.

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