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Posted on Jan 16, 2011 | 0 comments

The Firecrest

The firecrest is not numerous in my native UK, restricted to the south-east. We’ve never seen one though frequently witnessed its cousin of the same size, the Goldcrest, weighing only 5-7g.

So it was a treat to discover them in the trees that line the river in our town in Asturias.

They are a difficult bird to watch with binoculars let alone photograph. Still there are 3 shots I’m quite happy with, in particular the one looking from behind the branch.  One day I would love to capture it displaying the full crest.

Reyezuelo listado / Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus)

Reyezuelo listado / Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus)

Reyezuelo listado / Firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus)

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