It has been a misty, gray day with off and on drizzle, a perfect day to be lazy.
One of my favorite birds that come in for the winter are the Golden-crowned Kinglets. Unlike the Ruby-crowned that show very little fear on being close to you, the Golden-crowned is a bit more elusive.
Their golden crown will turn a brilliant orange when they are excited. During the winter, whether it is the gold or orange splash, it is a welcome spot of color.