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Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9072280

Here is a bird that was sitting on the deck when I came home. Think it may have hit the windows. I put it in a container and took this picture. Can anyone tell me what it is? I currently have Pine Siskens, Chickadees, Juncoes, Blue Jays, Nuthatches, and Hairy Woodpeckers.

Thanks, Jeanette

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

April 6, 2012
4:35 PM

Post #9072398

Hi Jeanette, That is a Golden-crowned Kinglet.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Golden-crowned_Kinglet/id
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

April 6, 2012
10:42 PM

Post #9072706

Gosh are you sure? The coloring is way off from the one in my picture. I found a couple of Sparrows that came closer than that. This one is about the size of the Siskens. I really thought it belonged to the finch family. About the same size.

Thanks, tho. I certainly won't discount what you came up with. Jeanette
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

April 7, 2012
1:03 AM

Post #9072737

Hi Jeanette,Every photo will seem a little different due to lighting conditions etc. I've had these kinglets in my yard, they are very fast little birds.

Hopefully this link will work. It has a whole page of photos of Golden-crowned Kinglets.

http://www.google.com/search?q=golden-crowned kinglet&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Y_R_T5HBFMHW0QHJ26GKCA&ved=0CEIQsAQ&biw=1898&bih=999

This message was edited Apr 7, 2012 3:38 AM
Jnette
Northeast, WA
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9073075

Ok, I am thinking the one I had was a younger one than yours and that is why it wasn't as dark. Thanks for your help. Jeanette

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