|Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa [M, WV r-u, c, -,
Golden-crowned Kinglets are common early spring and late
fall migrants at Cedar Creek. In winter they are rare or absent in the
deciduous woods at Cedar Creek and are absent to uncommon in the coniferous
|Ruby-crowned Kinglet, R. calendula [M -, c-a, -, c-a O]
Ruby-crowned Kinglets are common to abundant spring and
fall migrants at Cedar Creek.
|Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea [SR -, u, u,
- ** n b]
Gnatcatchers have been increasing at Cedar Creek. The
first record of any kind was a pair with fledglings along East Bethel
Boulevard 800 m north of 26 in July 1977. Single birds were seen in 1978.
Cedar Creek's first record of a gnatcatcher nest was in 1984 in a dead
northern pin oak 200 m northnorthwest of the end of Fish Lake Road. Another
pair also had fledged young in 1984 in the oak woods south of 76. In 1985
and 1986 pairs were present in these locations and also just south of
Fish Lake Road and East Bethel Boulevard. In 1987 young fledged from a
nest in an oak 150 m west of the 1984 nest. Gnatcatchers have nested west
of Fish Lake since 1987. Gnatcatchers can be found in much of the savannah
and open oaks woods at Cedar Creek.