Small grey bird with red triangle on top of head in Redding CA

by Rex and Janel
(Redding, CA)

On Dec 25 pm a small bird appeared at our front porch (huddled in the corner) It is small gray bird with a red triangle on top of its head. It comes back every night. We have seen it fly away and does not appear to be injured. We Ilive in Redding CA and our days are usually around 40-50 degrees and nights are 30-40 degrees. Please help us identify this bird and behavior.

Thank you

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Jun 20, 2016
Small gray bird with Redcrown NEW
by: Anonymous

Small gray bird with Redcrown. We saw this bird in upstate New York in the middle of June this year.

Jan 06, 2016
There's a pair of these sweet birds with us, as well. NEW
by: Ann in Santa Barbara

So happy to see this little one pictured here.
We just rid ourselves of our lawns, and put in a sustainable landscape. About a month ago this little fellow and his mate showed up. Never been here before. They approach nearly each time I come outside. They bring such joy with them!

Jan 02, 2016
Friendly bird NEW
by: SherbAnonymous

We just one of these keep us company all evening. He was very tame, let us pick him up, followed us around, landed on our heads and would stay, tried to sleep with us in the bed,very sweet

Dec 29, 2015
Small grey bird with red triangle on head NEW
by: John

This bird with its distinctive red crown on its head and olive to grey body color would appear to be a Ruby Crowned Kinglet.

John - Cottage Grove, MN

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