Tiny winter visitor – the ruby-crowned kinglet. While waiting for the bald eagles to decide if they were going to fish the Haw River this morning, I had the delight of watching one of the birds I call “itty-bitties”. These are birds that are very small and tumble through the branches and bounce about their day looking for hibernating insects and the occasional left-over winter berries for their meals. There are 2 species of kinglets that visit the Jordan Lake Neighborhood for the winter. There is the ruby-crowned-kinglet – the red-patch on his head is there to signal when he is upset and the patch flairs. Then there is the golden-crowned kinglet – I’ll have to see if I can get a photo and show you. The hummingbird is the only bird smaller than the kinglets – so I am indeed talking “tiny itty-bitty bird”!