Golden-crowned Kinglets at Ashbridge’s Bay / November 30, 2019

I haven’t seen any kinglets for several weeks and assumed that their migration was mostly complete. And yet here was a little group of about 6 scurrying in the shrubbery overhead on this -3 degree, overcast morning. That golden “crown” is unmistakable.

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet

Species list: mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, ring-billed gull, black-capped chickadee, golden-crowned kinglet, northern cardinal, American tree sparrow.  (12 species)

Gadwall (male)
Bufflehead (male)
Gadwall (male)
Red-breasted Merganser (female)
Long-tailed Duck (male)
Long-tailed Duck (female)
Long-tailed Duck (female)
Canada Goose
Mallard (male)
Mute Swan

Today’s group:

Bill (centre) attended all 11 walks.

Park scenes:

evidence of Beavers
Sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)
Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra)
evidence of Beavers

NATURE POETRY

I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful—
an endless prospect of magic and wonder.                – Ansel Adams (1902–84)

Miles Hearn

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