This little bird visits us often, but getting a photo has not been easy. I used to think that the Wren was the smallest bird in the UK, but apparently not. That title belongs to the tiny Goldcrest, one of which I have never seen.


The Wren may be small, but has a beautiful and loud singing voice.

And if you’d like to see a Goldcrest amidst many other native birds then please visit Sarah Longes – Taking One Day at a Time – as she has recently created a series along the Basingstoke Canal called ‘Unlocking the Landscape‘. Her photography will blow you away, make sure you click on an image to enlarge it.

31 Comments Add yours

  1. This is a great photo. We have a wren that comes into the garden (or maybe there are lots of them but they only make solo visits) but I’ve not managed a good photo yet. We had a goldcrest in the garden a month or two ago, but I wasn’t quick enough with the camera!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Lucky you to see a goldcrest!

      1. I know – it was very exciting! Almost as exciting as the woodpecker’s first visit.

  2. restlessjo says:

    Gorgeous photo, Jude! Sticky stuff on the branches? 🙂 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      That could work…

  3. Our wrens are cheeky little buggers, especially the Blue Wrens. Yours looks quite sweet. Great shot.

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