Date: 11/5/20 4:14 pm From: Kai Weatherman <dainichi...> Subject: [ia-bird] Close encounter of the kinglet kind in Johnson County
Seeking solitude and quiet at Hanging Rock Ridge (HWA) this afternoon, I enjoyed the long walk out and back, surprised on my return trip to see a pair of Golden-crowned Kinglet's emerge while foraging amidst the dense, dead foliage still clinging to an oak tree to the side of the path, felled by the derecho this summer. Somewhat similar to Doug's experience, one of them approached so closely that I could almost reach out for it. I didn't have my camera with me, so I simply enjoyed a close encounter of the kinglet kind ;-). A fine cap to a beautiful second summer afternoon.
From: <ia-bird...> <ia-bird...> On Behalf Of Doug & Nina Harr
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:24 PM
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Subject: [ia-bird] Tame migrant poses for photos
While doing some backyard work this afternoon there was a large variety of migrant birds that seemed quite tame. When our daily little Red-breasted Nuthatch showed up again, I went in to get my camera to try getting close-up pictures. On my return outside, that bird had disappeared, but suddenly a Golden-crowned Kinglet was hopping straight toward me from under our pine trees. I had to keep backing up to take photos because it got so close to me. But I ended up with some nice photos!