Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Garden bird species No. 40.................................................................... Goldcrest

I was in the garden taking pictures of my weekend handywork (scroll down to yesterdays post) when I spotted a flash of yellow in the bushes... it turned out to be pure gold

Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)

I managed to capture a couple of record shots when it landed on one of the bird baths

The smallest British bird... and a new garden visitor.
Species No.40 in or seen from my little garden... and a wonderful little bird to boot.
The yellow blobs behind the bird are dandelions... I need to start weeding.

Wild Bird Wednesday

13 comments:

ADRIAN said...

Brilliant and to show it's appreciation it lit it's halo in the last shot.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

the black line gives it a very characterful face to go with its milliweight antics!

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful! they are very much like our golden-crowned kinglets. tiny, tiny things.

Silver Parrot said...

Such a cute little bird!

Karen said...

Oh it's sweet, such lovely markings.

Margaret Adamson said...

That is a special bird to have come visit you. I hope hecomes again.

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, not ina tree, but, drinking from a bird bath, magnificent Andrew.

mick said...

I really like your new garden work and your new little garden bird is really beautiful. Congratulations on 40 garden bird visitors. They all must like your garden!

Adam Jones said...

Fantastic Andrew. So difficult to get good shots of these little birds. Always on the move. Great shots

eileeninmd said...

Adorable bird and photos!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

What an adorable little bird. (BTW, I actually like the addition of the yellow blobs in the background.)

Pat said...

Such a cute little bird!

Marie C said...

How lovely! Such a marvelous little bird!