On average, goldcrests are slightly lighter than the similarly diminutive, and closely related firecrest. This makes the species the UK’s smallest bird. Image taken in our back garden. Goldcrests feed on insects and invertebrates. The bird will flit among tree branches, catching small creatures such as spiders, flies and caterpillars. It often takes food from the underside of branches, hanging upside down to reach its prey. A pair of Goldcrests were flitting about several conifers searching for food. Being one of Britains smallest birds, they are extremely quick and difficult to capture.
Location: New Eltham, London
Photographer: Dave Saunders