Little Birds Little Birds

These tiny little tweeters (no more than three inches from beak tip to tail) appear this time of year in a moderately sized flock (I’ve counted 15 to 20) congregating a-twitter mostly in the big bougainvallia or the brush cherry tree in the backyard.

They particularly enjoy it when the large leaves of the tall unknown plant in the side yard get wet from watering. They like to scramble about upon them rubbing feathers against the surface and picking up the beads of moisture there. So yesterday in the late afternoon before dinner I obliged them by hosing the leaves and they were so cute that I had to rush in and grab the cam.

None of the shots came out very well as I was shooting through the kitchen window glass and its old screen, but I still like these two:



[Larger versions here and here]

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."