Golden-crowned Kinglet and more

I saw the first Golden-crowned Kinglet of the season on October 9 while it was foraging in a Mimosa Tree.

A Golden-crowned Kinglet works over the leaves of a mimosa. What was it eating?

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).

A Yellow-rumped Warbler looks about for insects.
Common Yellwothroats nest hear at the Museum. This one searches over the wax myrtle for a bit of protein.
There were many Ruby-crowned Kinglet to be seen on the 13th on October.

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.


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