If you look carefully in the trees in California, you can usually see a tiny blur of feathers in the leaves and needles.
I remember the first time that I came to California, I was staring at a palm tree watching tiny birds dart in between the leaves. I bet you anything that I was looking at bushtits.
Bushtits are 4 1/2 inches long. But look at that tail! There's probably only two inches of an actual bird.
They move so quickly, it's hard to get a good shot without blurred feathers. Although, hey, I like blurred feathers!
Bushtits eat insects and seeds.
It's hard to tell in many of these pictures, the coastal bushtits have brown caps.
This is the most adorable bird expression ever.
The female bushtits have yellow eyes.
They travel in roving packs. Can you imagine roving packs of bushtits?