I’ve got a Golden Kinglet…I’ve got a Golden Kinglet…a Golden-crowned Kinglet that is…I’m hoping all you Willy Wonka fans sang the title appropriately!
I was thrilled this afternoon to see this fellow taking a dip in the fountain. I had noticed him flitting about several weeks ago (and these birds do fidget and flit!) but I didn’t have my camera handy. Today is the first time I actually managed to capture one in a photo.
Last winter, his ruby-crowned relative was a regular visitor at our feeders. I even had him eat out of my hand once, which was quite cool. The picture below is one of my all-time favorites.
Here’s hoping that these royal little birds make my backyard their winter residence.