Golden Crowned Sparrow
I'm surprised I never noticed these birds before. They must have been around as it seems to be their normal range. It wasn't until a week or two ago that Connie said something about some strange birds at the feeder with gold caps on their heads.
She looked in the bird book and identified them as Golden Crowned Sparrows. Funny thing is, we're regular bird watchers and neither of us recall seeing them before and we've been watching backyard birds for decades.
Anyone else who hasn't seen these birds around here before now?
Photo stolen from Wikipedia.