I’ve Got A Golden Kinglet!

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.


17 thoughts on “I’ve Got A Golden Kinglet!

  1. Very nice shots Kathy! The temperature where you live must be higher than ours, it’s cold here. The bird bath water is usually frozen in the mornings. Nice post! 🙂

    1. I am Northwest of Atlanta. My bird baths have been frozen in the mornings, but the fountain in this picture has moving water that help to keep it from freezing. I am hoping this fellow decides to come a bit closer and land on the feeders. 🙂

  2. Kathy,
    How exciting! What a beautiful bird, gorgeous! I know that sure made your day a good one.
    Never seen one in my neck of the woods. And you had a ruby-crowned kinglet eat out of your hand.
    I am so jealous. ,-) I can’t even get my little kinglet to sit still long enough for me to take his picture.
    Very happy for you and your wild birds. 🙂


    1. Thanks Alan. I think the reason he ate out of my hand was because it was in the midst of Atlanta’s crazy winter weather last year and he wanted to be sure he got some food!

  3. And several excellent photos, at that! Their beautiful bright heads bring such brilliant color to the fallen leaves in the rain! And I love the shot of the red-head 😉 I hope they become annual ‘regulars’ in your yard.

  4. congrats — very nice!! we have recently discovered at least two Golden-Crowned Kinglets at our place. I think they love the suet and the berries. hoping to be able to photograph them someday!!

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