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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