Regulus atricapilla

Many birdwatchers' favourite bird, the firecrest really is "a little jewel".

It's not an easy bird to see as it is so small and never keeps still, but you stand a reasonable chance finding one in Autumn if you're patient.

The only one I saw in 2007 was in section 1 just north of Newstead Road in mid October.

In 2008 another turned up in section 5 at the southern end of Old Castle Road on March 29th.