Posted by: atowhee | November 8, 2020


There were plenty of tiny birds in our garden today. The usuals–lots of siskins, juncos and American Goldfinches. The local BC Chickadee and Bewick’s Wren passed by. But then a couple little surprises: a Chestnut-backed Chickadee which I haven’t seen here in many weeks, and my first sighting of a Ruby-crowned Kinglet here. From inside the house I got these shots as he fed from one of our suet logs:

I didn’t hear him through the window, but what he said was likely both true and profound.

54 Ratcliff Drive SE, Marion, Oregon, US
Nov 8, 2020
14 species

Northern Flicker  1
California Scrub-Jay  X
American Crow  X
Black-capped Chickadee  X
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Bewick’s Wren  1
European Starling  X
American Robin  3
Pine Siskin  15
Lesser Goldfinch  1
American Goldfinch  20
Dark-eyed Junco  20
Spotted Towhee  1


  1. Good shots. Thanks.

  2. So important to notice every little beauty around us. And I agree, I’m sure the kinglet’s comments were profound and true. I loved that line, Harry! Kate

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