Having spent the entire day power washing the house – probably the best to-do task you can ask for on a wicked humid day. In the flip side, I can safely say I’m totally exhausted. There is something to be said from a total body workout trying to hold rains over a firehose hell bent on ripping your skin off. I chose that over going for a run today to appease Linda who hasn’t let the incident go yet. We’ll make up that long run early tomorrow morning, but for now let’s take care of a little bird business.
That my friends is a new check in my Birding Life List. It was shot while birding with my brother Ron at Allerton Park earlier in the year. This one actually had me stumped. I was looking at all the Warblers and even the Vireos trying to identify a yellow bird with a nice white eye ring. No luck with those attempts so opted for some help! That assist came from Ron who was able to identify this bird – still not exactly sure how he did it, but his suggestion of a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet seems to match with all the described characteristics. That is with the exception of the actual ruby crown. The next shot kinda gives a little hint of on in the sun if you look close and let your imagination run a bit.
Hit the jump to read a bit more about this cute little bird