My grandfather, Dr. J. Murray Speirs, had a long career as an Ornithologist and a Naturalist.
Here is a quote from his biography taken from his book Birds of Ontario:
As a curious six-year old, J. Murray Speirs spotted a small bird which he was able with the aid of a bird-book to identify as a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.
I think of this every time I see a Ruby-crown and we had a good look at one this morning.
Heaven has received another angel,
The night sky another star.
Your life has become a loving memory.
I know you will never be far. – Sarah Harrison
wonderful photos of the ruby-crowned kinglet Miles – also loved finally seeing flowers budding on the new stems. Thanks so much. Spring at last!