Here’s a fun capture of a pretty common bird. Despite there not really being a shortage of them, I had never seen one in person until this past weekend. I was actually stalking a much larger bird when I saw a group of these little guys flitting around a Russian olive tree. While not an usual find, I was pretty happy to have spotted them and gotten some nice pics.
In reading about these birds, I learned that because they dine primarily on fruit, they can become intoxicated (and even die) when they choose to eat over-ripened berries that have started to ferment and produce alcohol.