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Old Monday 13th March 2017, 11:34   #1
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Gold/Flamecrest....

Went out this am N.E.London looking for a Firecrest last seen 5 days ago (almost certainly gone now), and as there has been (and still is), a good number of Goldcrests around, it meant having to go through every crest that I encountered. On my rounds I bumped into this individual male, in all my years I've never witnessed the flared ''spliced'' crown before on this species, is it a case of ''needing to get out more'' or is this typically only seen in the breeding season...and or, not very often?

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Old Monday 13th March 2017, 11:48   #2
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I've only seen a handful in 50 years of birding - so can't be very common, Ken.

But, wow, aren't they brilliant!
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I've only seen a handful in 50 years of birding - so can't be very common, Ken.

But, wow, aren't they brilliant!
Have to say, that I thought it looked better than some of the Firecrests (of the yellow crowned variety), that said...a "real Firecrest" is up there with the gods!

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Well captured Ken.
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