I adore goldcrests…at 9 cm they are Ireland’s smallest breeding bird species. This is a bird so small that I have mistaken it for an insect when spotting it out of the corner of my eye. Yesterday I thought, is that a moth? It’s a bit cold for a moth. Oh wait, it’s a goldcrest! And I spent the next 20 minutes photographing someone’s thorny front hedge. I’m sure people thought I was strange, but not as strange as that time I was army crawling around in front of a bus stop photographing bees as they emerged from their ground nests.
Anyway! So cute!
They are hard to photograph because they are always hiding in the thorns
This pic makes me laugh so hard, it looks like the goldcrest is emerging from another dimension
The flame of his crest
The best photo I’ve gotten of a goldcrest