Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)

Here you can see clearly how this bird got its name. A few Golden-crowned Kinglets have arrived from the Far North to spend the winter here just north of Lake Ontario. Many more will travel southward to spend the cold months in the U.S. AND a few live here all year round.  So you'd think I'd see these  tiny songbirds all the time.

Well maybe I do and maybe I don't. They usually flit about so quickly that who knows what bird I'm seeing? 

Resting for a second on a branch

This kinglet was more accommodating than most I've seen.  At least he sat still long enough to get a good photo of his feathers. Sadly I did not get a great shot of his eye though. I guess I'll have to go back and try again!
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

48 comments:

Sandra said...

so cute all fluffed up like that.. i like his colors, bright and happy yellow

George said...

I hope you do get a chance to get more pictures of this beautiful bird. These are wonderful in their detail.

Mary Hone said...

Wow, what a beauty. That's one I have never seen before.

Birdman said...

Did you glue it's feet to make him sit for you? Like that top view of the crown... does it sit unsteady on the king?

TexWisGirl said...

wow! you did great! these guys move so quickly, usually!

Linda W. said...

What a pretty bird! Great photos, as always.

ladyfi said...

What lovely bird shots.

Ela said...

What a beautiful bird !
Great pictures !
Greetings

cieldequimper said...

Very obliging to tilt its pretty little head like that!

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful bird!! Love his colorful feathers!! Terrific captures as always, EG!! Hope your week is going well!!

Lois said...

Spectacular shots, especially that first one!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shots. Perfect. Such a sweet little bird. MB

Malyss said...

How frail and cute he's looking!

Ginny said...

He is beautiful! I have never seen one around here. In fact, I don't think I have EVER seen one! He is posing so prettily for you!

RedPat said...

I've never seen one before but what a cutie he is! It is probably one of those birds that you hear but can't spot in the tree.

RA Berks said...

Beautiful photos of a pretty bird! I like how it seems you're in the tree with it.

Jane Hards Photography said...

So, so cute. Definitely not a bird we get around my way. More's the pity.

Frank said...

Very similar to our Firecrest, usually a very active and difficult species to photograph. Excellent captures .. well done.

mick said...

Great photo of a beautiful bird with an especially beautiful crown on top of its head.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh well done, especially capturing the 'crown'!

Margaret Adamson said...

This bird is so like our Goldcrest both is looks as well as character adn quickness. The other day I was out with my bird group adn we saw several in conifer trees however they were so quick that there was no way I could get a photo at all. You did well to get those shots at all.

Revrunner said...

Exactly, it's not like their waiting around for a photo op. :-)

Michelle said...

That is quite a crown!

Ruth Hiebert said...

You may not have gotten the eye,but he certainly wanted to show you that crown of his.

Randy said...

Cute and chubby.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You got great shots of this little sweetheart of a bird. Other birders have pointed them out to me, but I've never even seen that golden crown that clearly, let alone get a picture of it.
Excellent job.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful plumage of this bird, has nice coloring. Great shots!

The Furry Gnome said...

Now that's the best photo of a kinglet's golden crown that I've ever seen!

Felicia said...

he's a pretty fellow.

Cloudia said...

An excellent capture of the gold crown in particular. I am your FAN! Love your excellent photos



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Lea said...

Great photos of a beautiful bird!
Have a happy day!
Lea

Halcyon said...

This bird is definitely appropriately named!

Terri said...

Cute little butterball- not sure I have seen this one before.

Judy said...

I have only identified kinglets once, so I am totally impressed that you managed to get photos!!

see you there! said...

I think you got some great shots of a bird that sounds like it doesn't often sit still.

Darla

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely shots, Tina. The kinglets have beautiful coloring.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

So cute! These are excellent shots.

Craver Vii said...

I'm impressed with the angle of the first shot! It looks like you were just waiting for this bird, up in the tree.

Gail Dixon said...

If he moves as fast as the Ruby-crowned, then you had your work cut out for you. This is a beautiful bird and great photo!

Ida said...

Nice shots of this cute little bird. Yellow birds are so cheery looking.

Adam Jones said...

Beautiful pictures of a great bird.

Adam Jones said...

Beautiful pictures of a great bird.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I saw one in West Virginia once. Took me a while to figure out what it was. Your pics are better, nice job!
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Hilary said...

Oh a perfect peek at that crown.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a sweet little one!

Mike said...

Lovely photo! Perfectly shows the crown!

Mary Cromer said...

Gorgeous!!!

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