Golden-crowned Kinglets rarely perch. They flit and swoop as they search for their insect prey which includes springtails, grasshoppers, crickets, lice, bugs, lacewings, beetles, caddis flies, moths, butterflies, flies, bees, wasps, spiders, mites, and some mollusks. Trying to photograph them is a challenge especially as they are about as big as my thumb.
I got a few photos of this individual as I prowled about the upper Bluffs looking for signs of spring.
Here are photos from other days:
The Ruby-crowned Kinglets arrive a bit later than the Golden-crowned and I should be seeing one soon.
Bluff area views:
Have you seen this video of a drone providing food to a motherless vulture in Israel?
The season comes when, from her three-months’ trance,
The Earth awakens: already her deep heart
Begins to stir, and send its life abroad. – Thomas Buchanan Read (1822–72)
Early spring indeed! And you did a wonderful job of capturing that Golden-crowned Kinglet. Wonderful pictures of birds and bursting botanical fluff of various kinds. And the Bluffs! The Lake! Spectacular. Thanks, Miles!