Ruby-crowned Kinglet by the Don River: April 27, 2022

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.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Other birds:

Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Cooper’s Hawk
American Robin
Mallard (male)
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Dark-eyed Junco (female)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
American Robin

Some botany:

May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)
Bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
Trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
fallen Cottonwood flowers
Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)
Beaked Hazel (Corylus cornuta)
Trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadense)
May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)
Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis)

Today’s group:

NATURE POETRY

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

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Ruby-crowned Kinglet by the Don River: April 27, 2022

  1. Susan R.

    wonderful photos of the ruby-crowned kinglet Miles – also loved finally seeing flowers budding on the new stems. Thanks so much. Spring at last!

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