Saturday, April 7, 2018

Blogging from A-Z • G • Golden Crowned Kinglet

This bird positively delights me.


The golden crowned kinglet is one of the tiniest birds in North America, measuring only about 3.5 inches.  It is marveled for its ability to survive the harshest of cold temperatures.  And believe it or not, this bird WINTERS in New England! Winters!!!


This past winter, I had a pair of kinglets visiting my yard pretty regularly.  My camera is not particularly great at capturing action shots, and their visits were usually early morning when lighting wasn't optimal, but I persisted at trying to capture these li'l cuties anyway!



Although the weather doesn't currently feel like it in Massachusetts, the golden crowned kinglets seem to have disappeared, so it is just another sign that spring is on the way. 

I hope you'll stop by on Monday to see what flies in with the letter H!


Today's earrings are a simple pearl bead weaving design. Please leave a comment to be entered in a drawing to win 7 pairs of earrings.  Drawing will be held at the conclusion of the A-Z blogging challenge.


Thanks for stopping by!







7 comments:

  1. What a cute fluffy little birdie! So adorable!

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  2. Oooh! like the earrings! Green is my favorite color. And what a darling little creature is the Golden Crowned Kinglet! I'd never heard of him.
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    Gail Park

    Making Life an Art

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  3. Fabulous. I love birds. In fact, my favourite bird earrings (I only wear bird earrings!) came from Canada when we were visiting from the UK - they are chickadees! We have a bird very similar to the one above, called a gold crest, and another called the firecrest. They are our smallest birds, the same size as the one above. Gorgeous. I usually do an A-Z of animals, since 2012, on http://www.lizbrownleepoet but this year am doing poets and poems on http://www.poetryroundabout.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Liz! I'll be sure to also check out your blog and my teenage son is an aspiring poet so he may be interested in taking a look too. In fact, now that I'm writing all this, I should have suggested he do a little A-Z challenge!

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  4. You did a great job capturing the birdie just as it is flying away. hardy bird for sure and so cute. I love the colour of these earrings-Just beautiful

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  5. That picture of him gettting ready to leap looks like a cartoon...in the best of ways :-) Sweet little earrings to go with a sweet little bird!

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