The smallest bird in NJ outside of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird the Ruby-crowned Kinglet is a joy to watch. Loaded with energy and efficiency they hop quickly through the bushes usually without even noticing they are being watched. This one may have as he flashed his “Ruby crown” which most often isn’t seen. They “display” when excited as I understand it. This morning closed the trip in style landing us all three of our target birds within a two hour period. Three Rusty Blackbirds, five Pine Siskins and calling American Pipits ended the weekend on a high. The Cape May Fall Festival was a great time even with the inclement weather. We totaled 13 new Life Birds with the highlight being the Red Crossbill.