This tiny little Blue-gray Gnatcatcher ventured out on a bare tree branch, and actually stayed still for more than a second or two – very unusual for these active little birds! I caught sight of him rustling around overhead on a recent walk at our nearby National Wildlife Refuge.
“The energetic Blue-gray Gnatchatcher rarely slows down …” A mere 4″-long, weighing 1/3 of an ounce, this bird is “… a busy forager. It flits through dense outer foliage, hops and sidles along branches, peering with quick head movements to glean small insects and spiders.” (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Blue-gray_Gnatcatcher/id).
It always makes me smile to see one!