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Old Wednesday 30th March 2016, 14:10   #1
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Firecrests at Dunge...

Crazy numbers of Firecrest at Dungeness atm. 100+

Certainly a high count for Dunge but how unusual is this nationally?

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Crazy numbers of Firecrest at Dungeness atm. 100+

Certainly a high count for Dunge but how unusual is this nationally?

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101 on 26th was a spring site record count and that was eclipsed this morning with a count of 120! I would imagine it could easily be a national spring record count. And there are a quite a few ater Coal Tits turning up as well which are often associated with movements of Firecrest e.g 14 at South Foreland today.

Perhaps a Short-toed Treecreeper is on the cards?

http://www.dungenessbirdobs.org.uk

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These Firecrests at Dungeness,are they likely to be incomming birds or birds that have wintered here?

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Immigrants from the Continent.

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Accidental immigrants? (ie not birds that were part of the normal UK breeding population?)
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Accidental immigrants? (ie not birds that were part of the normal UK breeding population?)
Yes, I would say so...the majority.

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