Fink Family Farm Bird List

Fink Family Farm Bird List

The only list I faithfully keep is a list of all the birds seen on our farm since we moved here in 1977. I thought it would be fun to ad...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sad End for a Golden-crowned Kinglet

The mirrors in my riding arena are covered with tarps and sheets except when I am riding in there. California Quail seemed to like to knock themselves out on those mirrors hence the coverings. Our house windows are littered with decals that birds are supposed to be able to see, plus falcon silhouettes, and swaying-in-the-breeze colorful bird scarers. I had been pleased so far this migration season to have no birds killing themselves on our windows. Until yesterday, when this beautiful Golden-crowned Kinglet appeared lifeless in a pot outside the front door. So sad.

I could not bear to bury such a beautiful tiny creature, so I placed it in the chrysanthemum flowers.

RIP lovely wee bird.