“Tit” means “little”, and Bushtits which prefer bushes and small trees are appropriately named. These little birds win the SoCal prize for cuteness. They travel in small groups, maybe half a dozen to a dozen at a time — and move into trees and bushes, where they clean the leaves and twigs of tiny insects and move on. Unlike other small insect eaters like the indefatigable Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (RCKI, see elsewhere on this page) they will stop long enough to give you a good look. Males have dark eyes, females have piercing yellow eyes — you get the feeling that very little escapes their gaze.