The latest addition to the list of birds in my garden is the Goldcrest. At least, i’m 90% sure it is!
Two very small, chirping birds passed through the garden yesterday, flitting through the lower branches of my fruit trees as I was walking down the garden path.
They were definitely wren-sized, but i’ve seen plenty of wrens before and am pretty sure I would recognise it with it’s cocked tail.
I’ve also seen a good few goldcrests before and I’m pretty sure I glimpsed the gold crest on top of it’s head (you’d never guess where it got its name!).
I just wish i’d had a few seconds longer, or a few footsteps nearer to be 100% sure.
Hopefully it will re-visit soon and reaffirm it’s place on the list!
Now we’re at 24 species:
- House Sparrow
- Blue Tit
- Great Tit
- Coal Tit
- Long-tailed Tit
- Willow Warbler
- Great Spotted Woodpecker
- Wood Pigeon