Today we had our first sighting ever of a ruby crowned kinglet. The bird flew right up to the window and landed on the ledge just outside. It was amazing to see that tiny, narrow beak up close. Our feeders have been overloaded with lesser and American goldfinches lately. Often times all perches on both feeders are full. In addition, our trusty little song sparrow has continued to lurk in the Junipers just outside the classroom. The dark-eyed juncoes have been making appearances as well. So many birds can be a bit distracting, but it is worth it!