Thursday, October 27, 2011
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 2011
According to range maps they may have moved into the Northern Peninsula during breeding.
On October 17th I came across two small flocks of these small little birds on Blackhead Road while travelling from Cape Spear. What a welcome sight!
Then, all of a sudden, I began seeing them everywhere. What causes a common little bird to move around like this? They are here; they are gone and now they are back again enmasse.
Berries are also abundant this year when we had practically none last year. Folk lore has it that when there is a large Dogberry crop that we will have an equivalent abundance of snow. We all hope that this will not be the case!