.On Saturday I mentioned that I was still waiting for the arrival of the last two of our normal winter yard residents: Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Pine Warbler. Well, I didn't have to wait long. Saturday afternoon I was taking photos of a Carolina Chickadee just outside our livingroom window.
Suddenly two birds flew onto the feeders two feet away from me: Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Pine Warbler! I was so surprised that I didn't even think about getting a photo.
The Ruby-crowned was a male and his crest was very prominent. Which makes me think he's the same bird that spent last winter in our yards. Which makes me marvel at the navigational ability of birds, an ability that we tend to take for granted. I struggle to find our house on a Google Earth satellite photo of our street black but this tiny bird (just over 4" long) again managed to fly here from his summer residence in Canada or Alaska and to locate our small yard. Truly amazing!
P.S.On Sunday morning I drove down to Cullinan Park, Sugarland, which I've only visited twice before. I went there in hopes of improving my Fort Bend county list from 97 to 100 species. I'll report tomorrow on what I saw there.