Coincidentally I heard the first singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet in
my yard this morning in Island Park. Temps are headed for the 60s
and the snow is melting fast. Feels like spring.
On 5/1/21 10:29 AM, Elizabeth Medes
That looks like a lesser goldfinch. They are in
small flocks on the canals here right now. We have RC kinglets
in winter and they are so jumpy, only landing once in a while on
our suet feeders. They have a distinct eyering, too.
visited my backyard fountain an hour ago. Lots of orange
on breast, distinctive wing bars, and a hint of brown on
throat, with small blackish spots on top of head. I first
thought "warbler," but now I think kinglet. Any thoughts?
Alan C Gregory
Member, North American Butterfly
Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho