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Goldcrest

By Mike_Smith
Thank you for all the C & C's on my last picture. Today a first for me, a Goldcrest not easy to capture, they move quickly and are so small.

With the firecrest, the goldcrest is the UK's smallest bird. They're dull greyish-green with a pale belly and a black and yellow stripe on their heads, which has an orange centre in males. Their thin beak is ideally suited for picking insects out from between pine needles.

Tags: Canon Birds General Bird Goldcrest Regulus regulus Wildlife and nature

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
17 Feb 2014 1:33PM
Two excellent captures, Mike. Carol

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Trev_B 9 151 68 England
17 Feb 2014 1:44PM
A super little bird, two lovely images Mike.

Trev
17 Feb 2014 1:46PM
Two fine captures Mike,
Fred.
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 1:55PM
Two great shots, particularly like the balancing act in V2.
Peter.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
17 Feb 2014 2:55PM
What a cute little guy, well done, I have never seen one if these
17 Feb 2014 3:52PM
nice capture Mike.
Derek. SmileSmileSmile
ali63 Plus
4 753 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 4:15PM
2 super images well done,

Ali GrinGrin
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Feb 2014 4:18PM
Two delightful images of this diminutive bird Mike, both are worthy of an upload. I saw one of these a couple of weeks ago in Victoria Park in Bath, sadly I did not have my DSLR with me
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
17 Feb 2014 4:27PM
Stunning capture Mike. Wish it was mine.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
17 Feb 2014 4:28PM
Wonderful captures in great detail and beautiful presentation, Mike!
Regards,
George
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 4:31PM
Such a lovely image - gorgeous colours - pin sharp - and presented so beautifully too - wish I had another UA!! Smile

Carol
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 5:08PM
Two really lovely detailed shots of this gorgeous bird.
Ju
great looking bird lovely set v1 for me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
17 Feb 2014 6:08PM
Lovely little bird, and a hard one to get a good shot of!
17 Feb 2014 6:16PM
Two excellently captured images. A quickly scrolling over the images gives an amazing animation, Mike.
Effrossini
17 Feb 2014 6:57PM
A lovely bird and superb captures Mike.

Jenny Smile
JohnoP 11 2
17 Feb 2014 7:11PM
They are just so cute, and as you say so fast! Well done - John.
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 7:18PM
Well done Mike, as you say, a very difficult bird to capture.
Nigel
17 Feb 2014 7:55PM
Fantastic shots Mike. You must be so pleased. Cathy
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 8:09PM
Lucky you, two great shots Mike
Lillian
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 10:34PM
You did well Mike, I only ever managed to get 1 of these - fast little beggars
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 10:50PM
Small is beautiful.Smile

ivor
Stunning captures, Mike.

Fred
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2014 2:41PM
Very hard bird to get a decent image of as they are so small and move so quickly. Very well done, I would be very happy if these images were mineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan
19 Feb 2014 8:48PM
Two great detailed captures Mike..Lin

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