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Ruby-crowned Kinglet Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Ruby-crowned Kinglets are pretty common in migration in South Dakota, and a bird I see quite a bit. While I do have a number of photos of them, I'm still waiting for a chance to get a photo of one with that trademark ruby crown raised in alarm or display. Maybe I'm just too nice and don't irk the birds enough for them to raise it in alarm! My favorite photo of the species is the one below, from Newton Hills State Park. I love the setting with the eastern red cedar (juniper) and "berries", as it's a type of habitat where I often see them in migration. This also represents one of the few photos I have of Ruby-crowned Kinglets where there's even a tiny hint of that red crown.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet -  Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4 - Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

October 11th, 2010
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

October 5th, 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3

May 15th, 2005
Great Bear Recreation Area near Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4

October 15th, 2006
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8 - Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5

October 15th, 2006
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6

October 5th, 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 7

October 5th, 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8

October 5th, 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 9 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 11 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12 - Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 9

October 1st, 2010
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10

October 1st, 2010
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 11

October 1st, 2010
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12

October 1st, 2010
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 13 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 15 - Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet 16 - Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 13

October 1st, 2010
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 14

October 1st, 2010
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 15

October 1st, 2010
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 16

October 11th, 2010
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 17 - Regulus calendula      

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 17

September 14th, 2014
Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota
     

Click here for the species description page for the Ruby-crowned Kinglet


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