Ruby Sunday, actually. I finally got a decent shot of the Ruby-crowned Kinglet I’ve been chasing around the neighborhood all winter. I was literally in my jammies and slippers in the front yard Sunday morning under the big oak tree out there.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

In post I removed a noisy looking branch from behind the bill, balanced levels and sharpened (but not as much as usual!) When I get an SOC sharp enough for my liking I’ll let you know. Not bad for 1/250th second exposure.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Here we get a peek at the eponymous ruby crown which is hidden completely until this bird stimulates his erectile head feathers. Galveston is Winter range. Note the broken white eye-ring, and black legs with brown feet as good field marks.