Wednesday, March 16, 2011
RUBY CROWNED KINGLET
One of the first songbirds that I saw and learned to identify back in 1997 when I got into hawk watching and birding in Central Park was the Ruby Crowned Kinglet. At the time I thought that it was a warbler. But, of course, it is not. The kinglet is "close" to the Neo Tropical warbler family or the, so called, "Old World Warblers". Here in Esopus, where I have not had the abundance of time to search, watch and wait, I have never seen a Kinglet, nor this one nor the Golden Crowned Kinglet. But there is always a first time. In this video one can actually see the red crown. But, with a fast moving kinglet, unless they are threatened or angry it is not easy to see. ENJOY!