Seriously The BEST Time to See Kinglets
I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was nourishing.
Before I left for my family’s house on Thursday to partake in the eating of copious amounts of food, I headed out for a run to my favorite wetland. Despite it being super windy, I heard a few kinglets calling and felt inspired to make a short video for you.
You see, normally, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet and the Golden-crowned Kinglets can be quite challenging to see. This is because, in addition to being so quick and little, they spend much of their year very high up in the trees.
In fact, it took me 2 whole years to spot my first kinglet after learning what it sounded like.
But, all hope is not lost and it’s really not as hard as it seems to see them. It just takes the right time of year, a few layers, an indomitable spirit and a warm mug of tea/coffee if you have one.
Check out the video below to hear more.
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Seeing Kinglets are few & far between for me. The last one I saw it was hard to tell if the crown was ruby or golden….it was very red-orangey with kind of a yellow border.
The kind of high but quiet tsip-tsip sound is a little similar to the brown creeper I think- when I’m hearing but not seeing…
Anyway nice to get your encouragement – its beautifully sunny now
You are right on Kathy. Their sound is quite similar to the creeper. There are some subtle differences… see if you can listen for those next time.
The trick with the kinglets is to look at their eyes. If there is a white eye-line, it’s a GC. If there is a white tear drop on the side of the eye, it’s a RC. Have fun out there. KRisti