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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

Voters: CarolG, Myathebirdwatcher999, Len1950 and 44 more

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
17 Feb 2014 1:33PM
Two excellent captures, Mike. Carol

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Trev_B 13 151 68 England
17 Feb 2014 1:44PM
A super little bird, two lovely images Mike.

17 Feb 2014 1:46PM
Two fine captures Mike,
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 1:55PM
Two great shots, particularly like the balancing act in V2.
ColleenA Plus
8 451 7 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 8 790 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 4:15PM
2 super images well done,

Ali GrinGrin
Glostopcat 14 255 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 13 3 73 England
17 Feb 2014 4:27PM
Stunning capture Mike. Wish it was mine.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
17 Feb 2014 4:28PM
Wonderful captures in great detail and beautiful presentation, Mike!
Caziwinkles 7 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

JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 5:08PM
Two really lovely detailed shots of this gorgeous bird.
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.
Jenny-D 10 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 6:57PM
A lovely bird and superb captures Mike.

Jenny Smile
JohnoP 14 2
17 Feb 2014 7:11PM
They are just so cute, and as you say so fast! Well done - John.
Nigeve1 7 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 7:18PM
Well done Mike, as you say, a very difficult bird to capture.
17 Feb 2014 7:55PM
Fantastic shots Mike. You must be so pleased. Cathy
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 8:09PM
Lucky you, two great shots Mike
pluckyfilly 13 351 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
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 10:50PM
Small is beautiful.Smile

18 Feb 2014 3:02AM
Stunning captures, Mike.

BIGRY1 8 3 8 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
19 Feb 2014 8:48PM
Two great detailed captures Mike..Lin

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