I'm always trying to get good shots of distinctive behavior in the birds I observe, and I'm over the moon to have documented the Tennessee warbler's fondness for flowers and nectar.
The Gartenmeister fuchsia in a pot beneath my studio window is the object of his desire.
With his needle-fine bill, he probes deep into the corolla.
Oh thank you, little warbler, for showing me this thing I could so easily have missed, you being as green as the leaves.
All right. No more Mrs. Nice Science Chimp. You have some conundra to solve. I'll start you off sort of easy. Mystery Bird #1. Everything you need to see on this bird is visible in this photo. I know, light's bad, but it's there.
Mystery Bird #2. Ditto. There's one clue in this shot that seems terribly insignificant but clinches the ID.