Little King

A young goldcrest kinglet perched on a spruce branch

Upon wandering through a forest within Uppsala looking for northern goshawks, I came across a young of already the smallest bird in Sweden, the goldcrest kinglet. The young identified by their light-coloured beak and lack of a head streak. With the adult being about 7.5 to 8.5cm in body length and weighing in at only 5.5g, this little one was even smaller!

Goldcrest: 2019 – Uppsala, Sweden