Golden Crowned Kinglet

The Golden Crowned Kinglet is a common spring and fall migrant in the park. The best place to look for these is in the evergreens to the right of the entrance gate. Normally both the male and female show a narrow strip of color down the center of the crown, yellow for her, orange for him. But if the male is agitated, he will display a broad center patch of orange, bordered by yellow on both sides, and stretching across the entire width of the head.
October 31, 2002