Yea firecrest is smaller however that's a visitor the goldcrest is resident
Nice spot btw lovely little bird only ever seen a couple myself
Fantastic, a twitcher thread!! I've loved birdwatching since I was a kid, not been greatly active for some years but still enjoy looking out for rarer species. Favourite bird? Hmmm? Bit of an owl fan but, we used to get Waxwings in the back garden years ago. Rarest I've ever seen, a rare visitor to these shores, Great grey shrike. Me and my mate couldn't believe it, watched it in a copse of birch for about half an hour before it got dark. My god! That was at least forty years ago!!
Swallows and swifts for me.
Life can be bleak and hard at times but their reappearance each year gives me a lift.
Swooping and sweeping low over fields and hedgerows on Summer evenings can make your heart sing.