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”!
Jordan Lake Dam: Itty-Bitty Winter Visitor
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The itty-bitties are adorable……and it looks like they’re hardworking too….
On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 9:39 PM doc ellen’s journey wrote:
> neighdoctor posted: “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 ” >
They are quite serious about their work!
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Hard working and getting ready to be hard flying – they are starting to migrate north for their breeding places.
Neat. good photos. Judy
An itty-bitty visitor with an even more itty-bitty distinguishing red dot.
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Distinguished and quite the piece of crown jewelry!