Today at the wildlife center the most fun birds were two tiny bushtits, feathered fluffballs with beady eyes and big mouths. As soon as I lifted the cover off their basket, they looked up and opened their beaks wide, going, "Eeep eep eep." Food, food, food!
Seattle Audubon's Birdweb where you can hear their call and read more about them. Bushtits are sometimes described as drab gray birds. Gray, yes, but I wouldn't describe today's fluttering, hopping youngsters as drab.