Ruby-crowned Kinglet at Secret Lake Park

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The other day I went to Secret Lake Park on my way into work. It’s a pretty little park, and I’ve not found a whole lot of wonderful things there.

But it just seems like it’s the kind of place that should turn up something good from time to time.

So I walked around the park a little, and I heard the familiar chatter of a .

These are beautiful birds, and I find them tough to photograph – small and active, they never seem to want to sit still for a photo.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Well, this one was flitting around the edges of a tree, and just happened to pop into a couple places that made for some of my better photos of the species. They are going to start leaving us pretty soon, and I’ve taken no good photos of them this winter, so it was nice of this individual to cooperate with me a little.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

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Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.

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