Ruby-Crowned Kinglets prey on spiders, pseudoscorpions, and many types of insects, including aphids, wasps, ants, and bark beetles. (allaboutbirds.com)
As I learned today at Ashbridge’s Bay, they also have a taste for fruit in cold weather months. This park has an area full of bright orange Sea-buckthorn berries:
In the middle of this sea of berries, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet (the crown was not visible so this may have been a female though males often do not show the ruby-crown) was flitting about and savouring berry after berry.
King penguin (not an Emperor) with chick
The dead leaves fall like noiseless rain,
The air is calm and warm and sweet;
Upon the woodland and the plain
The ghost of summer rests her feet. – Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)