Golden-crowned Kinglets are tiny – even smaller than Ruby-crowned Kinglets. Farther north, these 4 inch long birds are common in spring and summer in groups of 3 to 8 near the top of mature spruces and other conifers.
The 8 am and 11:30 am groups had a good look at some migrants:
8 am group:
11:30 am group:
A frog leaps out across the lawn,
And crouches there—all heavy and alone,
And like a blossom, pale and over-blown,
Once more the moon turns dim against the dawn. – Djuna Barnes (1892–1982)