Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Golden Crowned Kinglet, Chugach State Park, AlaskaThis sweet little bird is called a golden-crowned kinglet. They are tiny songbirds and I heard quite a few of them calling from a stand of pine trees in Chugach State Park south of Anchorage. I was hoping to find a male, but was only able to photograph this female before they moved on. The male has a nice patch of bright orange in the middle of the yellow crown. But even without the fiery dome, the female is quite an attractive little bird as well.
Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 800, f/4 at 1/160th of a second

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  1. Sue October 10, 2017 at 11:27 pm #


  2. Peter Butterfield October 11, 2017 at 5:51 am #

    —– Darting swiftly round
    —– Insects to themselves must see
    —– Tiny is and tiny does .

  3. Donna Zentek October 11, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    Yes she is.