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Taken on Jan 27/13 at 10:27am on south Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Taken at 1/200’s at f/5.6, + 2/3 EV, 365mm, iso 500, man white bal.
Cropped some of the top.
Bushtits are lively, social songbirds that twitter as they fly among shrubs and thickets in western North America. They can be seen in lively flocks, as they move constantly, often hanging upside down to pick at insects or spiders on the undersides of leaves. Flocks of Bushtits mix with similar small songbirds like chickadees, warblers, and kinglets.
7–8 cm (2.8–3.1 in)
4–6 g (0.1–0.2 oz )
Bushtits are slightly smaller than a Chickadee and about the same size of a Kinglet.