There was a Golden-crowned Sparrow in my yard today. I've never seen one in my yard. I've been working to improve my yard for more than 10 years, slowly adding plants and landscaping that will attract feathered visitors. Mostly I get what is most common. I have a Chickadee family and a Nuthatch family in my tall trees. Over the last couple of years I've managed to attract regular Anna's Hummingbirds.
I would like a more diversified array of visitors. I'm getting there.
I would've taken a picture of the Golden-crowned, but it's still getting dark in the middle of the afternoon.