The Goldcrest is often first perceived as a flash of 'something very small' en route to the neighbour's conifers. Although we often get a reasonable view through binoculars, photographic possibilities are rare.

This bird was busily hopping about inside a Gorse bush so I just kept on taking pictures of the bit of bush where there seemed to be movement. This was the only shot with a bird on it!

I think the reddish tinge to the breast may be the morning sun reflecting off the yellow Gorse flowers

Photograph - March 2003

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