Small gray bird with yellow and orange head feathers.

by Lolli
(Chestertown, MD, USA)





Found this little guy near the house, may have hit a window. Have never seen anything similar and no one I know recognizes it. Found April 10th on Fairlee Creek near Chestertown, Maryland. The photo doesn't show the bright yellow feathers on the head very well.

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Oct 08, 2016
Ruby crowned kinglet NEW
by: Lolli

Yes this little guy is the ruby crowned kinglet. Research shows it is actually very common, summering in North America and wintering in the South. The male's bright crown feathers are usually hidden which is why we don't notice them. They are not native to the UK but are sometimes blown over there by severe storms during migration season which might account for your little guy.

Oct 08, 2016
Beautiful small bird with orange on heas NEW
by: Wendy

This bed is beautiful I found in my garden sadly it was not alive. I've never seen anything like it before I live in England in a village called rochford in Essex...I have never seen such a beautiful little Bird. I did not even know it existed. Such a shame I think my cats might of got it. I hope there are plenty more birds like this out there.

Nov 12, 2014
Found it! NEW
by: Donna

I finally went to an expert who identified the little guy as a Ruby crowned Kinglet.

Nov 03, 2014
Redpoll?
by: Donna

I have one of these guys visiting here in the San Francisco North Bay Area of CAlifornia this week. He is very quick and has repeatedly attempted to fly into one of my windows. The closest I can find in my bird book is the Common Redpoll, but it's habitat is Actic Tundra.

Nov 03, 2014
Redpoll?
by: Donna

I have one of these birds visiting me in North Bay SF CA this week. He keeps knocking on my window, moves very fast. Closest I can find in my bird book is a Common Redpoll, but their habitat is Arctic Tundra. He sure looks like the one in this photo!

Apr 23, 2014
small gray bird with yellow and orange head feathers
by: Brook

Be sure to place decals on all your windows and space them evenly apart every 4", covering the whole window. If you have a reflective window the decals should be placed on the outside of the window.

Bird can not see glass but do see the reflection of scrubs and trees so they think they are navigating around those objects.

I purchased numerous decorative "wall decals" from my local dollar store and stuck them on all of my windows.

Apr 21, 2014
goldcrest or firecrest?
by: Anonymous

Maybe a goldcrest or firecrest - of the Wren family?

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