The Bird with the Golden Crown

In January 2011, I found a small group of Golden-crowned Kinglets (Regulus satrapa). This was only my second ever sighting of these kinglets and, until then, had never seen the male kinglet with his bright orange/yellow-centered crown. Out of the group, I only saw one male, but he sure stood out! Unfortunately, he was more timid than the females I saw and he stayed across the creek from me. But the females came right over and were within ~25 feet from where I was sitting (when I first heard the calls of the kinglets, I sat down under a large tree and waited for them to come to me). Here are a few of my favorite images I made:

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

 

These little golden gems are quick, small, and can be difficult to photograph. Given these circumstances, I felt I had a successful morning with the Kinglets!

 

 

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