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Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)

Observed: 16th March 2013 By: Bogey the FungusmanBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in BirdsBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in BirdsBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in BirdsBogey the Fungusman’s reputation in Birds
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) Forest Farm NR Cardiff 16-03-13 IMG_6257A
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) Forest Farm NR Cardiff 16-03-13 IMG_6258
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) Forest Farm NR Cardiff 16-03-13 IMG_6259A
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Simon Walker's picture

There Seem to be LOADS of these Super Little Birds this Year

I've seen more this year than I can ever remeember seeing before; is that just me, or do you think so too?
And they've been pretty cooperative as far as photography goes, too.

Regards

Simon

Ray Turner's picture

Agreed on Numbers

Not sure I agree about the cooperation but I do think your right about numbers Simon, it certainly is my experience. This seems borne out by the reporting rate on the BTO’s BirdTrack which is higher than average. Wonder what the ringers are experiencing?

Ray

Ray

Ray Turner's picture

Continued Rise

I just looked at the BirdTrack (BTO) data again and the rise continues. At present of completed lists submitted to BirdTrack around 21% include Goldcrests. The average historical reporting rate is around 16%.

Ray

Ray

Simon Walker's picture

Hi Ray

You're right of course, Goldcrests are never actually cooperative. But I've found them easier to photograph this winter than ever before. They're very quick though, and getting the camera on them isn't easy...

Regards

Si

Bogey the Fungusman's picture

Non co-operative

This one wasn't, I lost count of how many shots I took but only got three decent photo's.

Graham