Wednesday

Golden-crowned Kinglet


From Cornell's All About Birds Website:  A tiny, continuously active bird, the Golden-crowned Kinglet is most frequently found in coniferous woods. Despite being barely larger than a hummingbird, the kinglet winters northward to Canada and Alaska. 

Continuously active = hard to get a good shot!  This was the best I could do.
  Bisset Park - Radford, Virginia  

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday

26 comments:

Pam ;) said...

Your capture of the Golden-crowned Kinglet is awesome, Kerri. It's clear and crisp.

Small active birds are definitely a challenge to capture.

Steve Borichevsky said...

This made my morning.

EG CameraGirl said...

I have yet to see one of these but I know we have them here. :)

John's Island said...

Hi Kerri, Great capture! I hope to see one of these out here one of these days. John

Pearl said...

I do love the birdies. :-)

Pearl

dinascitywildlife.com said...

I've never seen one of these before. Love that touch of black and yellow on his head. Nice catch!

Muffy's Marks said...

What a sweet little bird!!! I have never heard of that species!!

Gillian Olson said...

An awesome shot Kerri.

Hilary said...

Beautiful pic, Kerri. I've only ever seen the ruby crowned kinglet and that was only once. I first thought my eye landed on a large dragonfly in motion. They're tiny and adorable and this shot is wonderful.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such a cute little bird! Strange, though, if they winter up north that you found one around here now!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a GREAT shot of this little ball of activity.

Happyone said...

Isn't he a cute little thing. Another great photo.

TexWisGirl said...

much better than the shots i managed to get last summer! very flitty in amongst the trees! :)

eileeninmd said...

Cute shot of the Kinglet!

the wild magnolia said...

gorgeous little sweetie pie

Carletta said...

You always do a great job - you really do.
Love that you were able to get the yellow spot on his head.

Brian King said...

You did a fantastic job! This had to be hard to get!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photo! Your kinglet is very like our goldcrest (very closely related too i think). I've seen lots of goldcrests over the past year, lovely birds to watch

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful bird! Really pretty!

Stewart M said...

Thats a great shot - these tiny little birds are so hard to get a shot of.

Thanks for the link to WBW.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

PS: sorry for slow reply - I been out of internet range in Tasmania!

Wally Jones said...

Great shot of a beautiful bird. When I see them, they're usually in the very top of a tree, constantly moving and always behind a leaf!

Mimi said...

I love the look on his face! As though he's saying "what do you mean I shouldn't be up here?"!!
You rose to the challenge Kerri.

Stratoz said...

Tiny but splendid

CabinGirl said...

Fabulous photo of such a hard-to-capture bird, Kerri!

TexWisGirl said...

came back to say congrats on your POTW!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

This is such a wonderful photograph.
Beautifully captured!

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