Goldcrests

Goldcrest
Regulus regulus

Goldcrests are Britain’s smallest bird, very similar in size to the much rarer firecrest. One of the differences between the two is in the eye. Goldcrests have a pale area round the eye, while firecrests have a dark eye-stripe with white above it. The song of the goldcrest is a high-pitched repetitive song that has been likened to a sewing-machine.
Goldcrests typically nest in conifers and like the area near the bridge where there are many conifers.

(Photo Credit: Dave Nicholls, NatureSpot)

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