Sunday, February 04, 2007

Wintering Ruby-crowned Kinglet

(Ruby-crowned Kinglet during fall migration)

Roy Lukes of Door County shares his amazing story of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet that's wintering in Wisconsin. The tiny bird is enduring 14 below today.

"Perhaps it was the sweeping aerial activity of the goldfinches, mourning doves and house finches that was responsible for attracting a rare visitor to our yard: a male ruby-crowned kinglet, who has been here since Jan. 8. Chances are that there seldom are nesting kinglets, both golden-crowned and ruby-crowned, in Door County. Those few that have been known to successfully nest have done so in the coniferous woods, especially black spruce and tamarack bogs."

Link: The rest of Roy's kinglet story...

Ruby-crowned Kinglet image © 2007 Mike McDowell

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