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Copyright: Mark Mowbray (Gameangler) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 45] (702)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon EF 100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-12 14:54
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Points: 6
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Latin name.Regulus regulus

Warblers and allies (Sylviidae)

The goldcrest is the UK's smallest songbird and is dull green above and buff white below with a distinctive orange or yellow crown stripe. It is a widespread species, closely associated with coniferous forest. In winter it will join with flocks of tits and other woodland species. In the UK it occurs widely save for in treeless areas such as on the Fens and in northern Scotland. It suffers in very cold winters and the recent successive mild winters are a cause for optimism.

Where to see them
Found almost wherever there are trees and bushes, especially conifers. They are also found in broadleaf woodland, but only where there are conifers nearby, and may also take up residence in suburban parks and large gardens. In autumn large numbers of migrants arrive and can be found in coastal bushes, particularly on the east and south coasts.

When to see them
All year round.

What they eat

Estimated numbers
UK breeding
842,000 territories

UK Winter
3-5 million birds

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-12 22:26]
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Hello Mark,
Considering that the Goldcrest is constantly on the move this is a remarkable close-up!
The sharp lateral POV shows the head with fine detail and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
Well done and thanks,
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-13 1:03]

Hello Mark,
Impressive close-up of this Goldcrest. Like Ivan said they are very busy birds and often hidden in bushes. This photo is very sharp with lovely details and nice natural colours. Good OOF BG and choice of composition.

Bonjour Mark,
Agréable portrait dans une lumière maitrisée et sous une bonne profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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