The smallest bird of Europe

Ladies and gentlemen
please welcome to the stage the smallest bird of Europe: the Goldcrest (Regulus regulus).
This very special encounter took place a few weeks ago and I must say, it was awesome.

Goldcrestcornell (3)

Three facts about Goldcrest:

* 9 cm in length
* 15 cm wingspan
* 6 g weight (Twenty pence coin weights 5.0 g, one loonie coin weights 6.27 g and Two-cent piece (United States) weights 6.22 g)

Goldcrestcornell (2)An amazing bird!

14 thoughts on “The smallest bird of Europe

  1. Your gold crest looks very much like our golden-crownedkinglets. If they are anything like their North American cousins, they are also very quick and difficult to photograph. Well done!

    1. They usually stay somewhere up in trees, but sometimes, if they are in a not so tall tree, you have a chance to take some photos. This was my case.

  2. Great shots Cornel. After years of trying I got my first ever good shots of goldcrest recently – they’re incredibly difficult to see and to photograph as they’re so tiny and they never stay still for more than a second or two.

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