Date: 11/3/20 11:34 am From: Jack Swatt via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Unusual Kinglet behavior
After going to vote today, I went to Scoville Reservoir in Wolcott for a hike. Just out of the parking lot I encountered a small flock of about 6 Golden-crowned Kinglets foraging on the gravel pathway. Some of them would wait until I was about to trip on them before they flew further up the pathway. Usually I only hear them or have to strain my neck searching for them way up in the pines there. I have occasionally seen them foraging in lower branches, but never feeding on the ground. I'm not sure if they were gravelling, or just feeding on some small insect too microscopic for my presbiotic eyes to see. I did encounter it again later on my hike with smaller numbers of kinglets and a group of 5 chickadees as well (but I wouldn't think it would be unusual for chickadees).