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#162596 Dec 20th, 2007 at 02:14 PM
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My Ruby-Crowned Kinglet arrived today. I was out on the front porch and heard a bunch of Chickadees approaching chattering excitedly, and suddenly, THERE SHE WAS! She was flitting and twitching all over the place, slowly working her way down to get to the suet. It sure is GOOD to have her back! This is one of my favorite birds of all! When I see one, I know Winter is here for sure. No pictures yet, but I will be taking lots of pictures of her, and her mate, if and when he arrives. They are extremely TAME and quite photogenic.


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Thornius #162682 Dec 20th, 2007 at 08:36 PM
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I just looked up in my bird book and what a darling little bird. It says it has a loud and varied song. It also says as far as I can tell I will never see one in my are. boohoo so I am patiently waiting for your pictures. thumbup


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ladyslipper #162940 Dec 21st, 2007 at 03:56 PM
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They have an unbelievably BEAUTIFUL song in spring but you don't hear it much in Winter. They are tiny birds, not much bigger than a Hummingbird and are very egg-shaped, giving them a Humpty-Dumpty appearance. They are also AMAZINGLY tame, allowing you to come within inches of them in many cases. I took a picture of one from 12 inches away last Winter! And, Ladyslipper, these birds ARE in your area in spring and Summer. The Golden-Crowned Kinglets are in your area ALL year! They like suet, especially peanut flavored suet, so hang up your suet feeders and start looking! Here is the picture of a male I took on the rail of my porch last Winter from 12 inches away. He was displaying the red patch on top of his head that gives this bird its name, for me.

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Thornius #162973 Dec 21st, 2007 at 06:28 PM
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Oh he is so egg shaped. I have peanut butter suet out now and I will have to keep my eye out for these fellows in the spring. I must keep watch for the golden. I will surely let you know if I spot one.


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Thornius #163695 Dec 24th, 2007 at 06:11 PM
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That is a nice fat kiglet male......
Thanks for another beauty.........

Glad you dont for get they are out there.

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