I saw the first Golden-crowned Kinglet of the season on October 9 while it was foraging in a Mimosa Tree.
There were several of the frenetic little birds working over the branches and leaves of the non-native silk trees on the back side of the Explore the Wild/Catch the Wind Trail. The birds spent quite a bit of time gleaning insects from these trees.
On the 13th of the month there were plenty of other migrants around, mostly butter butts (Yellow-rumped Warblers), but several other species as well. I’d heard a few butter butts on Saturday (10/9) but hadn’t actually seen one until Wednesday (10/13).
Most of the birds seen on the 13th were hungry and paid little attention to me as I walked around beneath them, they must have traveled far the night before.
There were other birds in the area as well this past week, including Northern Parula, and, I swore I saw a Connecticut Warbler on the 9th of the month.
Bring your binoculars with you when you visit the Museum, you may get a glimpse at some interesting birds.