Thanks to Neill Hunt for these shots of the Firecrest at Southport's Hesketh Park....just goes to show you can even get shots of a zippy little sprite like this if you're good - and quick - enough.
Neill explains: "Still at the park today.
Little bird, long way away!
As well as the 'crest, plenty of Goldcrests and tits - Blues, Great, Coal and loads of Long Tails. Treecreepers galore, numerous Nuthatches, Jays and Great Spots.
A few birders milling about with a lot of familiar faces.
Only 1 Firecrest seen today but it's a big park with lots good areas for hiding."
Thanks again buddy.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...