The first recorded sighting of this lovely little bird was on 9th December 2010 and here is the video which records this event.

Unmistakeable with it’s beautiful yellow “punk” like stripe on its head and sharp bill, it appears more nervous even than the Blue tit moving relentlessly from one part of the feeder to another!

Please click here to find the RSPB’s page on Goldcrests

Facts about the Goldcrest

  1. Bullet The Goldcrest is smaller even than the Wren at only 9cm in length and classed a a warbler

  1. Bullet This bird has a very characteristic high pitched call

  1. Bullet Resident all through Europe throughout the year preferring coniferous forest habitats

  1. Bullet Feeds mainly on insects and the male head stripe is orange whilst the female’s is yellow