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21-APR-2013 Diane Lepage

Golden-crowned kinglet

A gorgeous shot, by Diane, of this lovely little kinglet. Neither this, or the ruby-crowned kinglet, are easy to photograph. They are very common in the region at the moment, as they are passing through in good numbers.

Diane reports this: " Near the pond there was one Red-winged Blackbird and Tree Sparrow. Walking to the old field I saw a number of birds inlcuding 7 Song Sparrows on the ground, one Ruby-crowned Kinglet, one Pine Warbler, 2 Juncos, 2 American Goldfinches. Saw 6 House Finches near the feeder in the old woods, 8 White-throated Sparrows. In the Butterfly Meadow sitting in the Norway Spruce there were 5 Golden Crowded Kinglets, plus a Belted Kingfisher flying over. To my delight, I saw a Red-breasted Nuthatch cleaning a hole to create a nest in a dead tree. I walked further to see the beautiful Kestrel up high in a tree. Squirrels were busy and I saw very briefly a rodent running around. They were a few Robins flying around the garden, but was glad to see my first Yellow-shafted Flicker of the year in the BYG plus more white-throated sparrows.

Nikon D7000
1/640s f/10.0 at 270.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
MarcViskens01-May-2013 20:18
what a beauty Diane
very well done
Guest 22-Apr-2013 23:03
Wow Diane! You got some excellent bird photos. These fellows are tiny. I dont think I have ever seen them that well with binoculars. I love the golden 'crown'.
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