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Old Monday 13th February 2017, 20:15   #1
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Firecrests help, Lancs

At what age do Firecrests attain their adult plumage? I ask because I believe I saw a firecrest today in immature plumage as in figure 9 page 1343 BWP is this possible?
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Old Monday 13th February 2017, 20:21   #2
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Should be in pretty much adult plumage now.

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Old Monday 13th February 2017, 21:07   #3
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Thanks Andy.
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Old Monday 13th February 2017, 22:24   #4
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Check out Goldcrest?
Common birds are common.
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Yep, but working on the basis that it was a bird that had a supercilium but no yellow/orange crown patch (as would be expected of a juvenile Firecrest) - Goldcrests don't have former, and as with Firecrest, none left still in juvenile plumage now.
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Yep, but working on the basis that it was a bird that had a supercilium but no yellow/orange crown patch (as would be expected of a juvenile Firecrest) - Goldcrests don't have former, and as with Firecrest, none left still in juvenile plumage now.
Think you're overthinking this Nutty.....


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Not a goldcrest, thanks for your suggestions, if only the photos had shown a bit of detail, have to put it down to an unidentified blob
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Firecrest pics

OK Paul here are the only 2 shots I got of the bugger
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Neither Goldcrest or Firecrest have white outer tail do they?


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I think that's the outer tail feather being translucent - light showing through it, not actually white.

A very grey bird, though!
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I think that's the outer tail feather being translucent - light showing through it, not actually white.

A very grey bird, though!
(It's a very grey photo though ... )

Still a tad intriguing! Goldcrest maybe with moult/head feather issues?
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The sun was behind the bird and shining into the camera which made it difficult to even see the bird at times.
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