Hey Marie – your screech shot was the highlight of my autumn-armchair birding season…

but today I got my own luck. After spending a couple hours trimming & digging by the riverside; we were putting stuff away & coming up to the house. I saw what I thought was a creeper in the pear tree, but it turned out to be a golden-crowned kinglet. He stuck around long enough to get his picture took, here with his crest puffed up:

GC kinglet 2

 

For a split-second, he sat still out in the open:

GC kinglet 3

 

Most of the views were like this, of course…

GC kingletMade my day…

 

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