I'm very excited to announce that we've been having visits from Golden-crowned Kinglets on our property - a first for our woods! I have been hearing their characteristic high-pitched "tsee tsee tsee" call for a few days, but haven't been able to pin one down by sight until recently. I was delighted to finally get a good sighting through the binoculars and to see that gold crown. It was gleaning bugs from the leaves of a maple tree when I tracked it down.
As you can see from the range map (provided by the Cornell Lab's All About Birds website), these birds winter in Ohio. That's our first official, sighted wintering bird of the season. The juncos can't be too far behind. I have heard White-throated Sparrows in the field across the road, but haven't heard (or seen) them on our property yet.
Unfortunately no photos to share, but I did at least want to share the news. Happy birding to you all!