Friendly competition

I was thinking when will the kinglets start sowing in south carolina . So I decided to host this friendly competition of who will find the first kinglets golden or ruby crowned in the state of south Carolina. @sharonoutside @torgos23 @sc_beetles @jtmartin54 @rtwhitson3 @kkeivit

Posted on August 14, 2022 04:24 AM by wildlife13 wildlife13

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It's usually around mid-October (give or take) before I spot any in my backyard here in the upstate. However, last Wednesday night I swear I heard one constantly singing for a good while. First, from the cover of a Kwanzan cherry on the left side of my yard, then from the cover of crepe myrtles on the right. Never could put my eye nor lens on it as it stayed deep in the foliage both places, so I can't say with certainty that's what it was. Sure sounded like one though. - John

Posted by jtmartin54 almost 2 years ago

@jtmartin54 Awesome! If you ever take a picture come back to this post and tell me.

Posted by wildlife13 almost 2 years ago

Okay, I'm in but my money is on someone else. Lol
Happy observing! - kkeivit

Posted by kkeivit almost 2 years ago

Great!

Posted by wildlife13 almost 2 years ago

Sounds good! I'll make sure to mention it here when I find one.

Posted by torgos216 almost 2 years ago
Posted by jtmartin54 almost 2 years ago

Great job @jtmartin54 you win. I wonder if the cool temps has brought back a little quicker then normal.

Posted by wildlife13 almost 2 years ago

Cooler temps could be a factor (this was a week or so earlier than previous sightings). I think the cool temps could be why my juvenile and adult female hummingbirds seem to be departing a little earlier than usual. Then again. kinglets could have always been passing through this early, just not when I was looking. lol

Posted by jtmartin54 almost 2 years ago

The hummingbirds that frequent my feeder are gone as well :(

Posted by wildlife13 almost 2 years ago

Just saw my first for the season: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/138558846 Does that make me 2nd place?

Posted by torgos216 almost 2 years ago

I reckon! Congrats!

Posted by wildlife13 almost 2 years ago
Posted by wildlife13 over 1 year ago

Noice!

Posted by torgos216 over 1 year ago

New competition is up for spring! Here it is https://www.inaturalist.org/posts/75249-competition-2

Posted by wildlife13 over 1 year ago

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