Posted on October 23, 2022October 23, 2022 by L. L. CoblePhoto of the Day Like a flycatcher, the petite Ruby-crowned Kinglet sometimes darts from its perch in pursuit of airborne insects. More frequently, you’ll see them quickly searching twigs and foliage for tiny invertebrates to snack upon. Though common in woodlands during autumn migration, only a few will remain for winter, mostly in the vicinity of pines and often in small flocks with other small birds such as chickadees and Brown Creepers. During freezing weather, kinglets probe beneath peeling bark and chunks of rotting wood for overwintering insects, including their eggs and larvae. On rare occasions, they will visit bird feeding stations to nibble on suet.