I didn’t make it to Estabrook before the rain started this morning, but I do have one more nice image from Wednesday. After capturing all I could of the osprey, I looked around on shore a bit and spotted a few golden-crowned kinglets foraging closer to the ground than usual. They were still just as acrobatic as ever, but I managed to catch this one nearly motionless for just an instant.
For scale, that appears to be little more than a dried-out blade of tall grass it is perched on. It appears that we are just inside the northern edge of their winter range, so maybe we’ll get to see them for a while.
The current forecast for tomorrow morning is dryer and might even include some sun, so keep your fingers crossed.