Fledgling Ruby-crowned Kinglet

A late June trip to the bird viewing platform at Starrigavan was good for seeing some young birds. Among them was this juvenile Ruby-crowned Kinglet. One of at least 4 or 5 begging kinglets scattered throughout the trees, I initially noticed it because of calls that sounded much too close. As I looked for the source, I was a little surprised find it calling repeatedly from a branch almost within reach where I was standing. It stayed there for longer than I would have expected, but did fly to a branch about 15-20 feet away before the time I was able to get my camera out and take this picture.

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