This morning, just after 7.30, I was at the sink, washing the cat's bowl when I noticed a movement in the garden.
It looked exactly like the little bird that had been in the buddleia the previous evening, which we had taken to be a wren - tiny bird darting about looking for insects.
But then it came right up onto the paving and perched in the potted oak tree - a second one darted down from the clematis - too pale to be a wren, and the movement not quite right. A stripe on the head - but not a coal tit - a yellow stripe. Two goldcrests!!!
I have found a picture -
I know it's goldfinches that are a charm, but these little creatures were truly charming.