2022—Waiting to Hop Down

The curved twig that this female Bushtit perches on reminds me of a rope or something that a member of a Cirque du Soleil troupe might perform on. I almost expected her to start spinning. Female Bushtits have yellow irises that gives their eyes an “angry bird” look, unlike the black eyes of the male Bushtits that makes them look adorable. Her intense stare is not anger but is really concentration on the millstone fountain beneath her, waiting her turn to hop down and bathe.