Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Such a heavy sounding name for such a tiny bird!  I spied a slip of a bird flitting among one of our pines one day.  Described as fidgety and acrobatic, the Kinglet certainly lives up to that reputation.  With a body about as big as my thumb, he is an adorable little one!



116 comments:

Giga said...

Jest prześliczny, a Twoje przedostatnie i ostatnie zdjęcia wspaniałe. Miło się oglądało ;-). Pozdrawiam. *** It is lovely, and your first and second last picture great. ;-) Nice to be watched. Yours

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like the "in flight" shot! He's a cutie, love the yellow:@)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

beautiful!

i like this little bird. the branches in the foreground really add to the shot.

xo

Jill said...

You really got some lovely catpures of this tiny marvel of a beautiful bird!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Is he of the finch family??? He sure is a cute little guy!

Roan said...

The in flight shot is my favorite. I've never seen one of these, but he sure is pretty.

Judy said...

It sure is a little one.

Allison said...

He looks like a kinglet indeed when he flies. :)

Kathy said...

Wow, he is tiny. You were lucky to get such great pictures.

holdingmoments said...

Just like our Goldcrest Theresa.
Such a lovely little bird.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Beautiful, and nervous yes, we have a Ruby Crowned Kinglet here, I don't see them often... nicely captured!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oooh, I love the 3rd pic down!

The Nature Jotter said...

wow! Amzing!
Thank you for sharing, it makes me think about spring!

Ms. ~K said...

Oh thank you for sharing this beautiful little bird...the in flight shot made my day and probably made yours too! :)

magda said...

Congratulations!!!
Amazing photos an so lovely birds!!!

SweetMarie said...

These are wonderful shots of such a pretty little bird! I love the one where it's in flight...wow!

Breathtaking said...

The last photo does'nt seem like the same bird,as the yellow plumage is'nt visable on the first
photos.They are all delightful,like
the one in flight.

Chatty Crone said...

You got hi in flight! sandie

dr momi said...

Oooo...the one with him flying is great! That is a big name for such a little bird, lol.

parker said...

Wonderful shots and thanks for the ID!

Margie said...

Such a pretty little bird! Nice T!

Charade said...

I think that little guy liked having his picture taken. I really like the life in your shots.

islandwonder said...

What a cute bird!

Bob Bushell said...

It is called a Goldcrest in England, and you have caught the little bird, superb.

Susan said...

Wow, you are good girl! Love the shots, especially the in flight one!

jules said...

I've never heard of that little guy. They probably don't like our cold state of Wisconsin.

ShySongbird said...

Such a pretty little bird and just like our tiny Goldcrest!

Montanagirl said...

Aw, he's so cute!

Jan n Jer said...

Such a cute little bird...you got some awesome shots! Love the last one1

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Really that small?! Wow, what a sweet little bird and great shots.

Sandra said...

sweet little KINGlet.. i like the 3rd one where he is coming in for a landing. a pretty little guy

Fotokarusellen said...

What a beauty. Great shots. Love the action one. Well done!

MarieElizabeth said...

Hey, I'm fidgety too, I bet we'd get along. I really like that coming in for a landing shot!

bon bon said...

so cute! great shots! especially of him in flight. :o)

Gary said...

Great find!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pricilla said...

He has a tough look about him in the last shot. Great photos

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Cute little fellow. Wonder why he is called a kinglet ?

heyBJK said...

I haven't seen a Kinglet in a long time. They're fast little suckers! You did a great job getting photos of such a small subject! The flight shot is my favorite.

Lynne said...

Really beautiful against the cedar branch . . .

Inger said...

We may have had some here too. My book says 'forest' but based on the behavior and size you described, they may visit us as well.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That is all the bigger he is? Wow. Great catch of him in flight.

Springman said...

Great eye TWGirl. Those in flights are amazing!

Martha Z said...

Great images, although they are found in my area I have yet to spot one. Perhaps they are there but just moving to fast for an ID.

Kate said...

So many great shots of the bird; I esp like the last one!

Debbie said...

these are great t, he does not look that tiny!!

and you still have leaves on the trees, i have not seen those in quite a while!!

the flight shot is awesome!!

Farm Girl said...

Great shots. You must be so patient to wait.

Faye said...

Liked other commenters, the "in flight" shot is a fav--until got to the last closeup among the dead leaves where his golden-crown was evident. Sharp eye to catch him!

Sally said...

Awww, tiny little thing. Great photo's, Theresa!!

Have a wonderful day! :)

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely little bird and, yes, such a BIG name! Beautiful captures, great composition! Enjoy your day, Theresa!

Sylvia

Candy C. said...

Great "action" shot and I love the last picture showing his golden crown!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

what a pretty little bird...and great shots!! i especially like the flying one!! a terrific shot!!

Rose said...

I love the one you caught in flight...he is a cute little fellow, isn't he?

georgettesullins said...

You are so good at this.

Mom of M&Ms said...

you captured this little guy beautifully!!!!

Christian said...

That is a little cutey! I think we call that same bird the Goldcrest.

IanH said...

Feed them well. They show up in our area around May.

Robin said...

T, great shots! The In Flight is really good! Well done! I've only ever seen one Kinglet. You're right, they are really pretty little things. Your shots are way better than what I got!

Reena Walkling said...

Such a pretty little guy ... amazing you could see him among the branches!

Andrew Fulton said...

It's just like our lovely little Goldcrest... well done getting the flight shots..

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

He really is a cute little thing! I wonder if he brought some spring with him too? I heard birds singing this morning and am wondering if it'll be here sooner rather than later...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the little Golden-crowned Kinglet, Theresa... He is a little guy with a big name...

Hugs,
Betsy

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful little bird.

Rita said...

You must have great knowledge or a good bird book--LOL! I don't know how you know all these birds. What a cutie pie!! :)

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Wow, what a cute little bird you have shot there.
Real nice head colours
Shaun

Karen said...

Awwwwww...so cute and tiny!

Carole M. said...

...such a sweet little bird too

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots of this little bird. They are constantly on the move so a good picture is hard to get.

Julie G. said...

I love these diminutive birds! Wonderful images! They are difficult to photograph, as they flit about constantly. Very cute!

Eva Ason said...

What a cute little birdie ^_^ and you even caught him flying, that's a great shot. Have a great day!

Eva

Ellie said...

What a cute wee bird - love your shot of it flying

Michelle Renee said...

Oh, what a treat! I remember the first time I saw this sweet little bird, I watched it just mesmerized. I always get such a thrill when I see a bird for the first time. This week was the yellow rumped warbler. Which I think is a terrible name for such a pretty bird. Fun visit...thanks for sharing this. :)

Fjällripan said...

Such a beautiful little bird you found, and got very nice photos too!

eileeninmd said...

They are cute birds, you got some great shots too. They are usually too quick for me. Thanks for sharing!

Kerri said...

How EXCITING to see one of these beauties!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Sweet, sweet! We have the Ruby Crowned Kinglet around here and they too just flit from branch to branch and hang upside down and are way too cute!

Carletta said...

It's nice that the sweet little guy got a big name like Kinglet. :)
Cute shots!

Bruce Clark said...

Its always tough to catch those little guys but you did it well.

c. Joy said...

Love the in flight shot. I've been out taking 'bird' pictures - I blame you. My pictures need a bit of work, but still - you've got me trying something new.

Rohrerbot said...

Nice!!!! That's a cool looking bird. Beautiful. So glad the day is coming to an end! What a nightmare! I've been meaning to check your work out all morning but I was swamped with papers, teenagers and their surprises. Never a dull moment around here. Can't wait for the weekend:)

Sall's Country Life said...

Kinglet, as in a snipet of a King? Cute little bird! Great job of catching him in flight!

Larry said...

Fidgety and acrobatic is right! Nice job getting these photos Theresa! They don't sit still very long do they? That last shot is phenomenal and I love that in flight shot!

Michaele said...

That third shot put a great big smile on my face : )

lisa said...

What a beautiful little fella!
Love the last photograph here.

Tammy said...

He's so sweet...about the size of a humming bird?? And, you got him in flight!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

He's a cutie!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

He's so cute! How in the world you spotted him, I'll never know!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a beautiful birdie! What great shots too! I just really enjoy your blog, it's just terrific!

Casey said...

Great shots! Love the take-off pic. Nice catch.

Deb said...

I saw one of those yesterday....didn't have my camera handy...now I know what is was...can always count on you girl...

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

He's a cute little thing! You got some great shots.

Randy said...

Cute visitor.

Tammy said...

Beauty of a bird! Nice find!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

What a cutie, it's not much larger than a hummingbird.

Paula said...

You sure know you're birds.

rainfield61 said...

I am staring at my thumb.

It is really very tiny.

Larry Ostby said...

I really like the third shot, it's nice to catch them in action.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a little cutie pie! I think his name might be bigger than he is. Love the in flight shot you got.

Gillian Olson said...

These are awesome pictures, such a beautiful little bird.

Hilary said...

That's a beauty of a bird. Sweet shots.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Such a cute little fella. Thank you for sharing.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great pictures - as others have said, I like the flight shot.

Cheers - Stewart M

alp said...

Una maravilla contemplar los pajarillos. Un beso desde Murcia.Muy buenas fotos.

Birdman said...

Got the look of our chickadees.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Fabulous captures, T -- especially the one in flight. Special little bird, isn't he? :)

Modesto Viegas said...

Nice captures!!!

Modesto Viegas said...

Nice captures!!!

bailey-road.com said...

What a great job you did capturing that wee bird among all those branches!

Paula said...

Oh, wow! Such a pretty little thing! Great pictures!

pattisjarrett said...

He's showing all his "stuff!" Love the pic in flight. We are supposed to have ruby-crowned kinglets here, but I've not seen one yet.

Southwest Arkie said...

You got some great shots- I love the "landing" snap.

Angela said...

Very cute little birdie! Great shots!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

You are so lucky Tex, you have the best birds!

Marie said...

Oh, he's a sweet little bird! And I love your photos of him! I especially love the one in flight! Thanks for commenting on my glass globes...yes, keeping them safe is going to be the trick!

Pat Tillett said...

So small, but so darn cute!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

third photo....seriously should read "in cominggggg"

Marissa said...

Sweet picture. ~

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