The Goldcrest is a very small olive-green warbler with a yellow streak, boarded by narrow black edge on either side at the top of its head.  Along with the Wren, the Goldcrest is one of Britain's smallest birds and can be seen in woodlands, thickets, hedgerows.  I have been lucky enough to see this bird a few times, in a fir tree opposite the end our house and at the RSPB reserves Minsmere & Fairburn Ings.

Length: 8.5-9cm (3¼-3½in)

Wingspan: 13-15.5cm (5-6in)

Weight: 5-7g (¼oz)

Average Life: 2-3 years



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