Morning and Afternoon Kinglets at Lambton Woods: April 2, 2022

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:

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

Other birds:

Mallard (female)
Downy Woodpecker (female)
Mallard (male)
Hairy Woodpecker (male)
Ring-billed Gull
3 Common Goldeneyes and a male Common Merganser (r)
Killdeer
White-breasted Nuthatch
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Blue Jay
Turkey Vultures
Ring-billed Gulls
Belted Kingfisher
Turkey Vulture
Eastern Phoebe
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Canada Goose
Blue Jay
American Robin

8 am group:

11:30 am group:

NATURE POETRY

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)

Miles Hearn

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