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Firecrests help, Lancs (1 Viewer)

Johnny1

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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?
 

Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
Check out Goldcrest?
Common birds are common.
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.
 

Andy Adcock

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England
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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Johnny1

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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
 

Johnny1

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Firecrest pics

OK Paul here are the only 2 shots I got of the bugger
 

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