Perpetual Motion, On Wings

The pair of verdins continue their assault on my windows but less frenetically than last week. And this time, although I was still photographing through the glass, it was later in the afternoon and the sun was at a better angle.

The male and female share similar colours, though the male’s head is a brighter yellow and his shoulder patch a larger, deeper cinnamon red.

The little female has something wrong with her left leg. Perching on a branch doesn’t seem to cause her much trouble but when she lands on the window ledge the leg folds out flat and she’s forced to stand on just one.

Verdin   Auriparus flaviceps
Palo verde   Parkinsonia aculeata


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