Ruby-crowned kinglet alights on cherry tree | Through Your Lens


Last updated 11/19/2023 at 1:11pm

Henry Draper

Edmonds resident Henry Draper discovered a new bird the other day. "So I saw a flash of yellow in the cherry tree," he wrote. "Hmm, Goldfinch? Nope: iPhone says 'ruby-crowned kinglet.' Another bird I've never heard of. The cherry tree is a gift th...

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Deborah Arthur writes:

Yes, we have had those in years past up here. I am a bird nerd. We used to have all those birds mentioned up here but the last years not so much. They are so sweet. We had lots of yellow and red finches too. I don't know where they went! I am glad they are down there still. I do have a lot of robins and woodpeckers and Stellar Jays and Crows too. I used to have several nestings a year in birdhouses but they stopped too. Mainly wrens and sparrows. Lots of nuthatches up here then too. I want my birds back. The hummingbirds have not let me down they are still here into our coming winter. BTW the way if one somehow gets in your house throw a light weight towel over it. Then you can gently scoop them up and let them go outside. If one gets stunned on a window do the same and cup the bird and take it to your birdbath and hold it there in your gently cupping hands and they come to and fly away. It's a wonderful feeling for me and I bet for the bird too.


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