Friday, October 2, 2009

The Tiny Bird

We saw a Ruby Crowned Kinglet at the bird banding barn on the last Sunday of the month. It is teenie! It's only teenie! We took this picture of it. In the spring it has a ruby crown. We saw it in the fall, so it did not have a ruby crown.

Facts we learned while making this post:
First we listened to its call. You can hear it here (of course!).
While doing research, we learned that the male doesn't often have its ruby crown!
They eat small insects and the insects' eggs.
They build their nest in an open cup shape. Sometimes it's hanging and sometimes it's on the tree branch.
They don't like cold weather, so they migrate in the fall to the south.

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