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.


  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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